Will Adding RAM myself void my warranty?

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  1. blubox macrumors member

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    If I add non-apple RAM myself at home, will my warranty be voided? Thank you.
     
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  3. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    No

    Be careful. Because their are a few clowns that work at all apple stores. And they will sometimes tell you. That yes, it will void your warranty. Mind you these are the sales people and not the geniuses behind the counter. At least I haven't heard this line from on of them yet.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    Nope.

    And there are great deals on RAM out there. I fit my MacBook with 4 GB for around $100- and that was a year ago.
     
  5. blubox thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I found about 4 GB for 70 dollars. woot woot!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    Is this true for all Mac's? I'd like to add more to my Mini.
     
  7. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    just don't break anything in the process because any thing you break won't be covered
     
  8. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    It is true, however you better be careful with it in the Mini. The risk is higher that you will damage something. If something does go wrong with the mini you should be mindful that someone will look that it doesn't match the original specs and call you out on it saying that whatever is wrong with it could be your fault so you may want to pop in the original RAM before service.
     
  9. blubox thread starter macrumors member

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    hopefully i can get some good ram deals on black friday.

    is kingston or cruicial good?
     
  10. iShater macrumors 604

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    Both are brand names with good history and customer service.
     
  11. Bodine macrumors member

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    You might get lucky on find a good deal on black friday but I think the best deal can be found online. Check out OWC, I got 4 GB for $80 a few weeks ago.
     
  12. blubox thread starter macrumors member

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    nice. i found 4 gb for 56 bucks. should i take it?
     
  13. Bodine macrumors member

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    Yes, $56 is a good price. I checked both crucial and OWC and the 4 GB kits are about $56 dollars plus shipping. Either brand would work well.
     
  14. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, The crucial price for 4GB is $56.99 but its free shipping. Not bad
     
  15. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    +1, adding new RAM to an iMac and adding new RAM to a mini are two different things. If you are going to add RAM to the mini, make sure you know what you are doing.
     
  16. blubox thread starter macrumors member

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    I ordered it yesterday! Waiting for it to arrive.
     

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