Replacement Harddrive Price?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ASmallProblem, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. ASmallProblem macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Hey all,

    I've recently been having trouble with my hard drive, and believe that it may be on it's way out...

    Just wondering how much I'd be looking at paying to get Apple to swap out and replace my (1TB) hard drive.

    I know there may not be an exact price, but I'm just looking for a rough estimate - also, would this be something the 1 year warranty would cover? I've never had to deal with Apple's support, so I'm not sure...

    Thanks :)
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
  3. ASmallProblem thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Planning and calling tomorrow actually, just kind of anxious as the hard drive (noise) is driving me crazy.

    Annoyingly, there aren't any within 2 hours of where I live. ;(
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If there is a problem with the HD (excessive noise can be count as one), Apple will deal it under warranty and replace it for free
  5. applebrown macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    Apple Store said they don't do it

    Hi. My Apple Store told me yesterday that they don't replace hard drives on my iMac (bought Jan '08). Mine is full. Best Buy told me cost of HD + $60 install + $160 data transfer. I would just feel better doing it at Apple. Please let me know what you find out!
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    You'll need to find an Apple authorized service center or perform the upgrade yourself. Apple usually doesn't perform upgrades at the stores (though some individual employees have done so).

  7. wndrby macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    Apple is required to service your machine for five years(seven in CA). Of course there could be a cost, but if someone told you they didn't service a 2008 machine they are uninformed.

    As for the data, it is your responsibility to back your information up.

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