If you ever need service just pop the original one back in it
It's not considered user-replaceable so it probably will void your warranty.
Yes it will void the original warranty much less AppleCare.
MMWA said:Warrantors cannot require that only branded parts be used with the product in order to retain the warranty. This is commonly referred to as the "tie-in sales" provisions, and is frequently mentioned in the context of third-party computer parts, such as memory and hard drives.
noteple said:Check out ifixit and see how they could guess that you were in there.
So there is no seal or anything that voids AppleCare?
Why would it void the warranty? If you purchased a replacement SSD legitimately you are allowed to install it. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act protects you and clearly states:
So clearly it can't void the warranty.
Doesn't matter, you are allowed in there.
No that would be illegal.
Then how can there be seals on just about any electronic product that says "Warranty void if removed" stickers. Look at an Xbox, PS3, even Macbook Pros (the battery). Everything has "warranty void if removed". This isn't about 3rd party parts, this is because of damaging the equipment by trying to perform a repair or upgrade by yourself. They can very easily prevent your ability to repair or upgrade, it's completely legal, and well within their rights.
Yes it will void the original warranty much less AppleCare.
Check out ifixit and see how they could guess that you were in there.
Some day that SSD upgrade form a third party will most likely be available.
it will also be somewhat pricey from the unique form factor and usage limited to rMBP's.
They can't do it on any random part. They can do on it on batteries because if you did cause damage, it would pose a health hazard for them to try to service the computer. Similarly, if you damage parts, your warranty may not cover that damage. However, if there is a malfunction and no signs of damage caused by your putting in third-party parts, they cannot deny your warranty coverage. Putting stickers in there doesn't change the federal law that I referenced.
If you think it is within their rights to deny you coverage, please show us the Law that allows them such liberties. Show us the law that trumps the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Apple warrants the Apple-branded hardware product and accessories contained in the original packaging ("Apple Product") against defects in materials and workmanship when used normally in accordance with Apple's published guidelines for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase by the end-user purchaser ("Warranty Period"). Apples published guidelines include but are not limited to information contained in technical specifications, user manuals and service communications.
(c) to damage caused by use with another product;
(f) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP);
http://www.mlmlaw.com/library/guides/ftc/warranties/undermag.htmWhile you cannot use a tie-in sales provision, your warranty need not cover use of replacement parts, repairs, or maintenance that is inappropriate for your product. The following is an example of a permissible provision that excludes coverage of such things.
While necessary maintenance or repairs on your AudioMundo Stereo System can be performed by any company, we recommend that you use only authorized AudioMundo dealers. Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this warranty.
The Apple warranty covers, and I quote:
Apple said:This Limited Warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for Apple that can be identified by the "Apple" trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to them. The Limited Warranty does not apply to any non-Apple hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with Apple hardware. Non-Apple manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers may provide their own warranties. Software distributed by Apple under the Apple brand name (including, but not limited to system software) is not covered under this Limited Warranty. Refer to the Apple Software License Agreement for more information. Apple and its Authorized Service Providers are not liable for any damage to or loss of any programs, data, or other information stored on any media, or any non-Apple product or part not covered by this warranty. Recovery and reinstallation of system and application software and user data are not covered under this Limited Warranty. This warranty does not apply: (a) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or non-Apple products; (b) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not an Apple Authorized Service Provider; (c) to a product or a part that has been modified without the written permission of Apple; or (d) if any Apple serial number has been removed or defaced
MLM Law said:The Act prohibits anyone who offers a written warranty from disclaiming or modifying implied warranties. This means that no matter how broad or narrow your written warranty is, your customers always will receive the basic protection of the implied warranty of merchantability. This is explained in Understanding Warranties.
There is one permissible modification of implied warranties, however. If you offer a "limited" written warranty, the law allows you to include a provision that restricts the duration of implied warranties to the duration of your limited warranty. For example, if you offer a two-year limited warranty, you can limit implied warranties to two years. However, if you offer a "full" written warranty, you cannot limit the duration of implied warranties. This matter is explained in Titling Written Warranties as "Full" or "Limited".
vladzaharia said:Tl;dr: If you try and repair or upgrade, you can seriously damage your Macbook, and therefore, some items are designated as "non user-replaceable". Because of the damage that can result in trying to replace it. It's not a matter of using Apple-branded items, it's a matter of restricting the user-serviceable items in a laptop to ones that will not damage the entire thing if you make a small mistake. Removing that huge battery can cause huge problems.
First off all, the contract they give you cannot override the law. Second, nice of you to only selectively quote what interests you in a manner that distorts things. Here's what Apple says in a little more detail:
It is implied there you can replace your own parts. For the full warranty go here:
But here is the kicker, even if they didn't want to cover it, if you read the link you actually provided you would have realised your notion of what "limited" means in limited warranties is nonsense. Here is what that site explains regarding the MMWA:
So you see "limited" only means less time, nothing else.
The point about damage is entirely separate from what we are discussing and what the OP was asking about.
AppleCare is the original warranty.