warranty issue with hdd-caddy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mortenjensen, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. mortenjensen macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Hi all,

    I would like to install a secondary hd in the super drive tray of my mbp. I would like to know, if I am voiding any warranty by doing so. There are a number of stickers inside (like from the battery to the drive tray) that kind of say: dont mess around here.

    I have just had my logicboard replaced (under warranty), so there is another years warranty on the logic board which probably will have to be replaced again (sandy bridge discrete graphics) - so I need to be sure that apple will not blame me for removing the super drive.

    Anyone knows if this could become an issue?

  2. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Removing/replacing the HDD or RAM wouldn't be an issue as these are referred to by Apple as user-serviceable, the Optical drive is not as far as I am aware.

    You could take the approach that if you need warranty service you could replace the original superdrive before taking it for repair but if any stickers need to be damaged in replacing the S/drive then that might have implications....
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The optical drive is not considered a user replaceable component. As such, if you remove it and add the caddy, you are impacting your warranty.

    Just do what others have in your situation, if you need to send it into apple, pull the caddy and put the optical drive back in.

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