No HDD macbook pro upg?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by barijazz, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. barijazz macrumors 6502

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    I recently called apple (about 5 times since AT&T dropped my call) because I want to upgrade the HDD on my macbook pro to 250gb. Apple told me they couldn't do it. This is BS surely apple will service their own machines. I have been looking for some support on apple's site but the support page sucks. I WILL NOT send my expensive machine to a third party group who screwed me over twice! Please direct me to this page that I can't find that explains this to me.
     
  2. lermal macrumors regular

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    Apple doesn't do upgrades unless you get a BTO machine. However, there are a number of Apple Authorized Service Locations (ASL) that can perform an upgrade for you - my local Apple store even provided me with a list of local ASLs. I used MicroCenter to upgrade the 120 GB HD in my MBP to a new Western Digital 250 GB HD. The charged $60 for the service, but to me it was worth it. Now, if you search the forums, I am sure you will come across people who have done the HD upgrade themselves.

    According to Apple, If you change out the HD yourself, you void the warranty. If you take it to an ASL and have them do it, you do NOT void your warranty.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can also just buy your own HDD and upgrade it yourself.
     
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

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  5. barijazz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would gladly upgrade it myself because I've done it before and know what I'm doing. BUT I also want to stay within the warranty. :( Apple WTH do your own upgrades.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Dude, they can't tell if you did it yourself or a repair center did it. Just don't voluntarily tell them!
     
  7. slimjim macrumors newbie

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    Do any of you know how big of a hard drive i can go in my macbookpro 17in core duo 2.1Ghz? This site seems to say max of 250gig http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/Pro/DDR2/
    but a friend of mine (who has the same mac) talked about putting a 320gig in his vs the 200gig 7200rpm. Any reason why it wouldn't?
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    It'll only void your warranty if you screw something up in the process,if you have to get it repaired swap back to the original parts

    At present ( not for long,as there's the new samsung 500GB waiting to be stocked ) the 320 WD is the largest drive available to fit your Mac,so your friend is right,the 250 is probably the largest they stock
     

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