would replacing a hard drive void applecare?

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  1. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    is a hard drive a user replaceable part? If i were to replace my hard drive, would it void my applecare warranty?
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Two things:

    First: It depends on your MBP--IIRC, the pre-unibody machines did not list the hard drive as "user-serviceable." In such a case, yes, replacing the hard drive would void Apple's warranty.

    Second: If you have a MBP that lists the hard drive as user-serviceable, then no, you will not void Apple's warranty by changing the hard drive, provided you don't damage anything else while doing it (which would be difficult to say the least!).
     
  3. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    It will not void your warranty, replace away.
     
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Agree with Naimfan, it depends on the MBP. Pre-unibodies were not considered user serviceable (of course if you have one of these, you probably have very little Apple Care left, so wait the couple of months until it expires and then change away). Unibodies are considered user serviceable for the hard drive and memory and it doesn't void Apple Care.
     
  5. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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