replacing my HDD with an ssd

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  1. fc0712 macrumors regular

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    does i break my warranty if i replace my hard drive with an ssd
     
  2. basher macrumors 6502

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  3. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Other poster is incorrect. No, it does not void the warranty. Since the unibodies have come into effect Apple considers the Memory (RAM) and the HDD user serviceable and interchangeable parts (they even include a section in the recent releases manuals devoted to how to change these out). You only void the warranty if you break something in the process.
     
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  5. basher macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  6. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    You tare welcome. In the early 2008 and models before it, the case had to be disassembled and it did void the warranty (as per the manual) but if nothing was harmed inside, then I never heard of a warranty issue being denied. You just had to replace with the original drive before taking in for repairs. They also stated during that time that non-Apple certified RAM would void the warranty as well, and yet again I never heard of anyone getting denied for aftermarket non-certified RAM, although it was possible.
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    No, the hard drive and RAM can be replaced by the user without voiding the warranty.
     

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