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Upgrading memory and hard drive, with Applecare?


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Hi All,

I bought a 2011 Macbook Pro 13" from the forums last week and still trying to get my head around it. (PC user for 25 years)

Now I have upgraded the memory from 4gb to 8gb (it's so cheap I had too:thumbsup:)

I am now considering a 500gb Hybrid HD or a WD 500gb Scorpio Black 7200rpm HD to replace the 320gb (5400rpm).

My question is it still has 10months Applecare to run and I planon extending it but wondered if changing memory and hard drive would make it void?



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The official user guide from Apple has a section on upgrading such - and therefore, you're OK on the warranty as long as these are done without obvious damage.


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for the MBP, the RAM and HDD are considered user serviceable and thus you won't void the APP, however I would keep the old RAM and HDD and whack it in should ever need to take your laptop in or have it sent off!

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