Apple service providers

Andy Armstrong andy at
Tue Oct 7 17:40:54 BST 2008

On 7 Oct 2008, at 17:11, Simon Wilcox wrote:
> Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
>> Isn't a dead disk user-maintainable?
> Out of warranty/applecare I'd say yes but definitely not until then.

I guess that might be the official line - but I've twice swapped the  
drive on dead Mac laptops for a non-Apple ones prior to sending them  
for repair. In both cases I kept the original disk, chucked in  
whatever compatible laptop drive was lying around, installed Mac OS on  
the new disk and sent it for repair. In both cases I told them what  
I'd done. They didn't complain and it didn't affect the warranty.

Andy Armstrong, Hexten

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