2205 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2007 10:30 PM by Mugwumper
How long can you afford to be without your Mac if something during the replacement goes awry and you need to get that fixed.
Miriam offers good advice about contacting AppleCare to find out about the time frame.
Have you considered an external? They tend to be a tad more convenient, usually way faster than the internal, and if it fails you just get another one.
Thanks for your replies . . .
As it turns out, I had a power supply go out a few days ago, and got it
fixed through AppleCare over the weekend at a local store. In that process,
I learned that this optical drive swap may not be as simple as I thought,
due to one "gotcha": it's possible the system firmware won't recognize a
newer drive. And under AppleCare, they would only replace my drive with
the same model - no option to pay for an "upgrade" . . .
Oh, well - guess I need to save some $$ and buy a new computer . . . ;^)
PS - Leopard is up and running, no problems . . . "Erase and Install"
then let the Migration Assistant deal with 4 user accounts and a ton of
apps and files.