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Is it possible to upgrade the hard drive in a MacBook Pro without voiding the warranty?

Is it possible to upgrade the hard drive in a MacBook Pro without voiding the warranty?

I have a new unibody MacBook Pro and I have been interested in upgrading the hard drive to an SSD.

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"From the warranty document you linked:

This warranty does not apply: [sic] to
damage caused by service (including
upgrades and expansions) performed by
anyone who is not a representative of
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service
Provider (“AASP”); (g) to a product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of Apple; or (h) if any Apple serial number has been removed or defaced.

In other words, unless you work for Apple, or are Authorized by Apple to make changes, you cannot do so without voiding the warranty.

Of course, what Apple doesn't know won't hurt them. Keep the original drive for warranty purposes.

Edit: The extra points (g, h) also would seem to point to custom upgrades irrespective of if they are damaging to the computer.

I believe that the point is Apple doesn't cover any of this under warranty, so users can't come back and say ""I upgraded my hard drive, and now my computer doesn't boot"" and complain to Apple. Your best bet is to do the upgrade carefully, and keep the hard drive for warranty purposes."