5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2014 2:35 AM by Projectorize
Panoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought an AppleCare for my MBP and I want to know if I can still upgrade my current hard disk to an SSD one. Will it void my warranty if I upgrade the hard disk myself? I’m concerned about this and don’t know how to approach it.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • anth2013 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Yes will void ur warranty unless you bought MBP with SSD  in apple store not on ur own(this is modify)

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,720 points)

        No.   it will not void your warranty to upgrade your HD to a SSD


    However obviously the SSD will not be covered under same and any damage you potentially cause in the install is not covered


    Apple instructions themselves indicate user upgradable RAM and HD/SSD




    Page 37 manual tells you how to replace a hard drive (which Apple would not tell you to do if it did void the warranty)


    There is a specific reference to this in the Warranty text that says it's OK for drives and RAM to be replaced by the user provided they don't damage any components in the process.



    "any damage caused while making the update would not be covered with AppleCare extended warranty"



    Final determination is up to Apple resultantly if damage is incurred in any way to your upgrade. As such you need to know what you are doing, and be SAFE is doing same.



    Ive made countless such upgrades, but most have not and could shock the logic board, or easily cause damage from lack of knowledge.


    Be prudent.

  • Panoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much for this information. My mistake was that I wasn't too interested on RTFM.


    I might as well wait for the APP to expire and then use an SSD drive (provided my MBP is still alive ). Maybe it's just better to let Apple Service Center install the SSD for me, right?

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,720 points)

    if you dont feel capable of doing same, however Apple will not install 3rd party parts/SSD etc. you bought somewhere else for obvious reasons.



    it is in fact very easy to do and takes only about 15 mins.



    See ifixit.com for videos on how.

  • Projectorize Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you are really careful and dont leave any marks, switiching back to the original disk before returning to service if ever needed, how would Apple know?