new ssd and apple care

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IlikeMacsSoMuch, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. IlikeMacsSoMuch macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2009
    Blainville, Province of Quebec
    Hi, soon I will receive my 2012 cmbp and I would like to know:

    If I go to an Apple certified tech (other than Apple) to switch my hdd for a ssd, would it void my Apple care waranty?

    I am a tech myself but not certified by Apple, since I would like to keep the waranty, I would prefer not to do it myself. And at the Genius bar it would probably cost me a kidney to have it done.

    So, what do you guys think?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It doesn't void the warranty, even if you do it yourself.

    From the MacBook Pro User Guide:
    If Apple says the part is "user installable" then it does NOT void the Apple Warranty or the AppleCare Protection Plan, unless you damage something in the process. However, Apple will not cover any user-installed parts.
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    The RAM and HDD in the expandable Mac laptop models are considered "user serviceable" and therefore swapping them out or replacing them will not void your warranty.

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