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I want to upgrade the 250GB drive in my MB134LL/A to a 500GB drive. I purchased this drive to do it with. I do NOT want to void my warranty. How can I do this? I have heard that Apple repair centers charge an arm and/or a leg to do this. I am fully confident that I can do it myself, but what can I do? If I take it to a local place like Geek Squad and pay them the $49 for it, will it still void my warranty, or will it be find since they are an "authorized warranty repair center"?

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these may help you:
http://www.extremete...,2119529,00.asp
http://www.macinstruct.com/node/130

note:doing this WILL void your warranty

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I know HOW to do it, i just want to take it somewhere that will do it and maintain my warranty. I hear Apple charges $300+ for it!

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How will Apple ever know that you replaced the hard drive?

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You can replace the hard drive and RAM without screwing your warranties...

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Only on the new MacBook or MacBookPRO and Old MacBook - the HDD is designated user-replaceable.
On the old MacBook Pro, that is another matter, as it requires the machine to be completely disassembled!

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Apple themselves tells you how:
http://docs.info.app...l?artnum=303721

and

http://manuals.info.....dDrive_DIY.pdf

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Thanks for clarifying, Stic.





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