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# 39896 20-Aug-2009 21:39
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Hello members
Where could I buy an affordable MBP HDD, 500GB. It is for a 17" MBP from july2008.
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  # 249381 21-Aug-2009 12:23
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PBTech in Penrose is your friend
This one is $257.


Cheers,
Joseph.




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  # 249382 21-Aug-2009 12:29
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Have you replaced it yourselves(phisically)? Or have you had someone doing it for you?

 
 
 
 


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  # 249679 22-Aug-2009 15:31
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IAAACMT (I Am An Apple Certified Macintosh Technician), so I have replaced lots of drives in lots of Macs :).
It is pretty easy to do however, if you are confident with a screwdriver.
There are a couple of points at which you need to be quite careful, but it is not a difficult operation.
Bear in mind of course, if your machine is under APP (3 year warranty) you will be technically voiding your warranty by opening the case up.

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  # 250347 25-Aug-2009 13:29
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Checking the terms and conditions for AppleCare, you'll find that damage caused by modifications by non-Apple technicians isn't covered by the plan (section 1 b ii), but modifications themselves aren't prohibited. As in, they won't pay to fix it if you break it, but it doesn't "void" your APP unless it directly causes damage.


I should mention I've never had a disagreement with Apple over whether they should cover a repair in a situation like that, so I don't know how they would interpret it.



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  # 250357 25-Aug-2009 14:12
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wanion
I intend to get the drive from another source as Apple and get the local Apple shop to replace the existing HDD.



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  # 250360 25-Aug-2009 14:17
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jofizz
Are you available to replace this drive? In the Nelson area?
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  # 250466 25-Aug-2009 18:48
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Noig: jofizz
Are you available to replace this drive? In the Nelson area?
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Hi Noig,
Sorry I am in Auckland, so not much help to you.
There is only one Apple Authorized Service Provider in Nelson, SouthTec. If your unit is out of warranty, then it doesn't have to be done by an AASP, of course.


There are excellent instructions available at Make should you choose to do it yourself.


Cheers,
Joseph.

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