Will Apple replace my new Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Double Check, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Double Check macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    I bought a new Macbook Air a week ago, after two days the Macbook stoped working and would not turn on at all after I tried to restart it. I took it to a certified Apple service provider and they told me that they might need to open it and replace the hard drive.

    I honestly didn't feel happy about that. Would apple replace it for me if I take to an Apple store? Or can I just return it and get my money back?

    Thank you.
  2. grawk macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2004
    Southern York County, PA
    it's in your 2 weeks, so you can bring it back. Replacing the hard drive isn't something to stress about, tho.
  3. james4cet macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2009
    You've missed something...

    Just to point out, the MBA doesn't have a hard drive. It's flash memory which is soldered on....so it can't be swapped out can it?

    I thought the only way was to replace the MBA.

    EDIT: Then again, you could be talking about the previous gen...my bad...but if you're not, those are my thoughts.
  4. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008

    It has flash memory, but it isn't soldered on. It can be unplugged and swapped. There were a few companies selling larger SSDs until Apple told them to quit.

    The RAM modules, however, are soldered in.
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    Crap... why did you have to include the link, as now I want one! Fast and huge. I don't even need that much storage. I wonder what my stock 256GB would bring? I think it would be a lot better deal at $699 too. It shouldn't cost that much but then they probably don't sell many at all as it's very niche.
  7. fatlardo macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2011
    Wow, that is pretty cool to have options! But for almost as much as a air, ahhhh I rather get an extra air! Can't wait till the day SSD will come alllllll the way down. If I had the money to throw, I would get it!
  8. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    I am sorry SD, I have been toying with a 64 GB refurb, and for 8 screws, putting in a 320GB from OWC. I just assumed you knew:eek:
  9. PeterKG macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    Sorry that your thread has been hijacked. What worries me about your post is you said you took it to a certified Apple service provider. So this sounds like you don't live near an Apple store, or you purchased from a Apple reseller.

    If you did buy it from an Apple store and are within your 14 day return period, then you should insist on a replacement. If you are past the return period, you need to take it to an Apple store or certified Apple repair for service. Or you can call Apple and have it sent it for repair.
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    If it's within 14 days, an Apple Store will definitely replace it if there is something defective.
  11. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    Where was the Point of Sale? Exchange it there first. If that fails, go to Apple Store.

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