would replacing a hard drive void applecare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freyqq, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    is a hard drive a user replaceable part? If i were to replace my hard drive, would it void my applecare warranty?
  2. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    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

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    It will not void your warranty, replace away.
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    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 601

    Dec 13, 2004

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