Replacement HD for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by meanjoeg, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. meanjoeg macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    Any suggestions on a replacement HD for my 2007 iMac? Mine bit it 10 days after the 3 yr ext. warranty expired. Looks like doing it myself is doable, but if I'm going to crack it open, I'd like to replace it with a good one. I don't do anything fancy, but I love speed.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    As it's only 10 days, I would call to Apple and ask them to repair it.

    What capacity would you like to have? Caviar Blue is decent but tops out at 1TB
  3. meanjoeg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    Apple to the Rescue!

    So I took my iMac to the "genius bar" where the tech looked at it and, after I told him that it had failed the surface scan, he said Apple would replace the HD with a better one for no charge. Sweet
  4. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    Would they have done it if your warranty had been expired for more than 10 days? Did you even tell them about your warranty? Thanks in advance!
  5. meanjoeg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010

    Thanks Hellhammer, I figured it wouldn't be worth going in with the warranty expired, but I was wrong. @Orange - The warranty was actually 15 days past the end-date, and yes, I did mention it because I was pi___ed off. I said "I've always heard those stories about people buying extended warranties, then having the product fail, but not from Apple". The tech simply said, "Apple doesn't work that way", and he put their money where his mouth was! That's why we have two iTouch's, an iMac, and our first eMac. Customer satisfaction: a rare, but wonderful feeling! :apple:

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