What Voids AppleCare Warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cherishzm, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. cherishzm macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2011
    Hello All,

    I just bought a used mid-2009 MBP 17 covered with AppleCare warranty until Dec, 2012 and am planning on putting an 128GB SSD in an Optibay alternative and replace the superdrive with it and keep the HDD in the same place.

    Will this void the AppleCare warranty?

    How about replacing the memory? or harddrive with an SSD?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    None of the above will void the warranty.
    MRoogle is a good tool to search for answers that have been given over and over.
  3. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010

    nothing that you will do with void the warranty
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Basically water and anything they don't find out was an accident on your part
  5. GGJstudios, Mar 28, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  6. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Replacing the built-in battery yourself does not void the warranty??

    It's not a user-installable part.
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That would void the warranty, as it's not user-replaceable.
  8. squeakr, Mar 28, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011

    squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    It's a grey area. It could be argued that "anything" you do will not void the entire warranty, as according to the Magnuson-Moss act, you are allowed to do whatever you want with your things, although the manufacturer has the right to disallow warranty coverage on things that they can prove have gone defective due to the parts/installation you performed (and are not required to cover the user-installed parts with their original warranty). This means you could install your own battery, Apple would still have to warrant your logic board unless they can prove that your user installed battery caused the failure. I say it is a grey area as, you would probably have to take them to court to back your claim, and it could be a costly battle (worth more than a new MacBook would cost probably).
  9. chaoticbear macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2007

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