Will upgrading the storage of my MBP void my warranty?

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  1. ClodMachine macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mid-2015 (15-inch) MBP that I got from Best Buy with 256GB. I also got Geek Squad and Apple Care. I have been looking to upgrade my storage (but might also have a shop do it). I was wondering if upgrading will void my warranty. Please help
     
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    If you get an updated SSD you can always put your old working SSD back in the laptop in case you need to send it for repair. Here is another option to extend your storage up to 200GB
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No it will not automatically void your warranty. But you do take on some risk because if something goes wrong, Apple could try and say it is because you messed something up installing the drive.
     
  4. ClodMachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, but why would I, it works, and I would just get back the same SSD. This is what I'm looking at. Big internal storage where I can plug in an SD card and keep all of the apps I want while keeping my ports free
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I'm not telling you not to do it, I'm just saying there is some risk. Even if you put the old drive back before taking it in, they could still try and say swapping those drives around you broke something.

    I've swapped drives myself and it does not worry me that much, but the risk it there is all I am saying.
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 601

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    SD Card? Those are SSDs. Check out the reviews on these before purchasing. Some people have had heat and other issues with Aura. Also, the Aura is slower than your original drive. Aura X may be different.
     
  7. ClodMachine, Feb 9, 2018
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    ClodMachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't talking to you, the guy before you said to send in the broken SSD, but the one in my MBP works fine, I'm just looking to upgrade it. Also, what would happen if I take it to Best Buy or don't tell them about the upgrade?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2018 ---
    I was replying to a previous reply where he suggested this as another option, and that is what I was referring to be SD cards. I probably could've worded it better, though
     
  8. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    They meant that you would want to reinstall the original SSD should you ever require warranty work. It's a very easy swap, only one screw inside once the bottom plate is off.

    The OWC probably looks different enough from original that it will be noticed.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "I was wondering if upgrading will void my warranty."

    Well... that depends.

    If you do the replacement, and have problems, an Apple genius bar might "void your warranty" on the grounds that you opened it and tried to replace [what they consider to be] a "non-user serviceable" part.

    Then again, they might not.
    You just don't know.
    To paraphrase Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, "well... do ya feel lucky, punk?"

    My recommendation:
    DON'T do it.
    At least not until the warranty is expired, after which it will make no difference.
     
  10. ClodMachine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Clint Eastwood dons'tt say that (exactly) he says "...Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" Source
     

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