upgrade hd on apple cared macbook...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by whyrichard, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    I have a first generation macbook pro, and i also have apple care.

    i want to upgrade my harddrive to the largest one available.


    -which is the best/largest hd available for the macbook pro?
    -how do i not void my warentee while upgrading the hd?
    -what is the easiest/least expensive method for upgrading hd?

    danky so much for advice!

    p.s. i am in ca
  2. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    1. Don't know.
    2. Have it done by an Apple Authorized Technician, if i'm not mistaking. That's what an Apple retailer here told me. You won't have Apple warranty on the HD of course.
    3. Not sure.
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    1. Any 2.5inch, 9mm high, SATA hard disk will do. 320GB is the biggest now, 250GB is quite cheap. Beware of 300GB 12mm high drives, they don't fit.
    2. Don't break the computer while upgrading.
    3. Search the web for instructions how to do it. MacBook Pro is nowhere near as easy as a MacBook though.
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    The harddrive in a MBP is not considered a user serviceable part by Apple. Any non-Apple certified person upgrading this may void any AppleCare.
  5. FireSlash macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    This is true.

    I work for a company who works on PCs, we recently started working on macs too. All Apple will let us do are ram upgrades and software issues. EVERYTHING else has to be shipped to an :apple: certified service center.

    I was pretty insulted, but the only way around this is to get our entire repair staff certified, which management will not foot the bill for.

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