Will an Apple certified repair shop replace a mini HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Whackintosh, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Whackintosh

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    I'm kind of terrified at the risk of damaging one of the antennas so I'd prefer to have a certified technician swap out the stock hdd for a 7200 one. Would that be possible or does it break an Apple rule?

    Still don't have my mini, btw. Continuing to fence-sit between a refurb Imac or a maxed out mini...
     
  2. Milfin macrumors regular

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    I asked the certified shop in my town and was qouted a $50 for memory or free if I buy it from them. $75 for a HDD swap and free if I buy from them.
    He also encouraged me to try it myself. Supposedly the hardest thing was opening the case if I got past that I would be ok.
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yeah the genius will do it for like 100 lol
    thats what i have heard
     
  4. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool. Does doing any of this void the warranty?
     
  5. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    FYI Any alu iMac will stomp the mini in performance.

    Also, it's really (And i mean REALLY) easy to replace the ram & HD in a mini. Just be careful, go slow, and you will be just fine.

    EDIT: Also about the warranty.... all i have to say is "what apple doesn't know, won't hurt them". There isn't any special "seals" that tell them if the machine has been opened.
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yeah this is not a Play-station or a Moto Razr u can open it up Ram and HDD are considered User replaceable
     

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