Safe to send back old Apple RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by strausd, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. strausd macrumors 68030

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    I bought more RAM from OWC, but am not sure if I should send back the original 1GB sticks or not. I remember hearing a story where someones Mac Pro had a problem and they either had to send it in or take it to the genius bar. And then they had to be given a new Mac Pro, but they didn't get the RAM back that they put in....

    So would it be a bad idea to send back my old RAM?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Are you referring to the OWC's trade-in program? I wouldn't, they only give you 9$ per module so just keep them so you don't have to worry if you have to send it for a repair
     
  3. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    How much are you getting for the 1GB sticks? Is 9 dollars per stick (?) really worth risking messing up your warranty? I would always keep all stock hardware in case Apple is being weird and claims your Mac has been 'tampered with'.
     
  4. reel2reel macrumors 6502a

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    I kept mine just in case I ever need it for troubleshooting or warranty purposes.
     
  5. dissolve macrumors 6502a

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    I kept one 1GB stick and sent back the other two ;)

    After shipping costs, I only netted $15 but I wasn't going to use those sticks ever. I agree with the sentiments here that it's safe to take out any 3rd party additions when bringing it in for service.
     
  6. strausd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well I got 6 sticks, so that could be $54 right there.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You could send some of them but leave at least one for testing etc ;)
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you're wondering why people buy Apple RAM… it is so they don't have to deal with issues like this. Uptime is all they care about. Not the cost of a couple sticks of RAM.
     

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