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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rightondamark wrote:
Who actually services an iMac on their own anyways?


I have an almost four year old iMac, which is now out of Applecare. I definitely didn't want to go pulling it apart whilst it was in warranty and so I went the external route for additional storage rather than upgrading the internal one but if the HDD did fail I sure as hell would be working out how to remove the screen and get to the hard drive as the alternative would be to get ripped off by Apple or to scrap it. Shocked

I'd probably just run off an external boot drive rather than scrapping it but should it fail I'd be pulling it to bits and probably fitting a nice fast SSD in place of the stock drive and getting a performance boost as well. I'd definitely want the option of doing it myself.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My local independent Apple authorized reseller / service center charges $47.50 labor to swap out a hard drive. However, I read that installing a non OEM Apple drive will void your warranty on these new iMacs.

I'll source that info on Monday and share it with you all.

Again this isn't a big deal. If the drive fails while under warranty, Apple will cover the cost. If the drive fails after warranty, it doesn't matter what you install.

The people who will be affected by all of this are the people who want to upgrade, while under warranty.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a deal breaker for me, and it doesn't have to be this way. On my G5 iMac I can swap out the HD in 5 minutes. Talk about a step backward for the consumer. But I see a trend here; makes me worry about the upcoming mini update.
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