Returned MBP - will Apple know I installed extra RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MyAppleWorld, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502

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    Hey

    I just thought - so apple exchanged my MBP within 14 day grace and before i sent back the old one, I took out my 16gb and put back the 4gb ram supplied.

    Will apple know i made the modification? I mean is it logged? will they care??
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    RAM nad HDD are considered user upgradeable parts. They won't care.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    No - those are user upgradeable parts.

    p.s. opps - too slow
     
  4. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys
     
  5. jvpython macrumors 6502

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    You could always put your original RAM in if necessary? Unless you got rid of it
     
  6. ethereal45 macrumors regular

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    He did before he sent it back.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    So u returned the machine in its original configuration. What's the problem?
     
  8. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    too much paranoia ... you gave them back the machine with its original components you're safe and they won't know.
     
  9. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    as long as you replaced it correctly with the original components, it is virtually impossible for anyone to tell.
     
  10. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Who said anything about a problem?
     
  11. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Some BIOS's on windows machines log things such as hardware changes.
    I was really asking if Apple's equivalent had the same.

    I'm holding off upgrading my new one for a few days
     
  12. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    So your question should had been, Will they deny my return since I open it?


    No answer but next time, don't do ANYTHING modification, sticker, buy expensive case blah-blah until after the return period. U won't die to wait 14 days. Works for other purchases as well beyond laptops.
     
  13. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Interesting. I didn't know that. At the very least, it would look indistinguishable from the outside.
     
  14. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No, no, and no.
     
  15. Hpye macrumors 6502

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    I return my rmbp to exchange it. They don't even turn it on or check anything. All they did was check it whether the computer is actually in the box. That's all.
     
  16. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    The lazy clerks does, but u may get a call a few hours later, Uh Mr. Smith the laptop's serial number you gave us is not the same... ;)
     

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