Video Card Died, Do I Need to Install Original Hard Drive for Applecare Service?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by md63, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. md63 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    I just experienced the 8600m GT video failure and am bringing the computer to Apple tomorrow. Over a year ago I replaced my stock drive with a WD scorpio black drive 320gb over a year ago. Do I need to swap out my WD for the original HD? I have a recent time machine back up of my data, but I'm more concerned about someone denying warranty service because I swapped out my drive.

    What have you guys been doing when bringing your machine in for service? Does it matter that my original drive has not been updated for over a year?

    THanks for your help.
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    #2 you have an external monitor you can hook up to after swapping your original HDD back in so you can do any updates quickly before taking it in for service?

    Its best to put the OEM HDD back in to your machine incase they decide to swap it out for you so you don't lose your upgrade...

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