RAM and Warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thomahawk, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so buying RAM from apple is like too expensive and their RAM tend to not do so well.
    so here i see on Newegg.com a 2GB of RAM for 60 bucks and good quality and efficient RAM.
    Now i want to buy it and place it into my macbook 2.1mhz
    but then will replacing the RAM break my warranty? i have apple care protection. i also thought that what if i take the RAM to the genius bar and have them install the RAM for me so my warranty wont go off? but if they do install it will they keep my warranty on?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Installing yourself won't break the warranty. :)
    No need to take it in for a Genius to install, unless you just want to see if they will. ;)
     
  4. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, you sure now that it wont break my warranty if i buy and install it myself?
    cuz what if it breaks and i turn it in and they find 3rd party RAM in it... they might blame those parts for the break of the macbook
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No, it won't break the warranty. Even if you install it.
    Hint: It was designed to be user upgradeable. ;)
     
  6. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a search on the Apple website they will answer this question themselves if you are still unsure.

    Heres a walkthrough posted on their own website:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651
     
  7. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok thanks. if apple released this than we must be able to install it without our warranty being taken away..

    another question. say im too lazy or just to scared to install RAM can i take it to the genius bar and have then install it for me? will they charge for the service?
     

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