Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to kyo9999)
Support and forum:
Links to DIY upgrades
Places like MacSales OWC have video and sell upgrades - RAM is always a DIY while SSD takes a bit more but popular upgrade.
You should always with a laptop buy extended Apple Care
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to The hatter)
the hardware which i DIY , is not through apple store.
i buy ssd/memory in website , some people say i haven't free warranty, is it right?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to kyo9999)
The only components Apple considers user replaceable are the RAM and hard drive. I'm not sure if replacing the optical drive with a hard drive would invalidate your warranty. If there were a problem with the hard drive in the optical bay operating properly, Apple would, of course, not service that for you. But with respect to it invalidating your warranty, I'm not sure. Replacing the optical drive with a hard drive is a popular modification, so I'm sure someone here must have had a machine serviced that had this modification. Hopefully they can comment on their experience.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to kyo9999)
As JoeyR mentioned, replacing the RAM and stock hard drive is considered "user replacable" and WILL NOT void your warranty.
Replacing your optical drive with another SSD/HDD WILL void your warranty.I've had the similar setup more or less with 16GB RAM, SSD in the first drive bay, and the stock HDD moved to the optical drive bay installed with an OWC Data Doubler. I have been told by two Apple workers in two different stores that this process voids your warranty.
HOWEVER, most Apple Stores are rather flexible. I've taken in my machine for keyboard and external screen repairs and they still fixed it on the spot, no charge (still within my warranty period). Like always, Apple employees are friendly so if it's just a minor problem, you're still safe for small fixes- though not "officially" covered by warranty. However, if something major happens (i.e. any internal problems), Apple reserves the right to declare your warranty as "voided" and will not do repairs.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:51 AM (in response to SeanT123)
thank you .
any one know , whether apple stores of hongkong is fleible as SeanT123 saying,
in hongkong, the phenomenon of "the stock HDD moved to the optical drive bay installed with an OWC
Data Doubler" , is legal , and continue to give me a free warranty