Apple service providers

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Fri Oct 10 10:48:56 BST 2008

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Peter Haworth <
pmh at> wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 17:40:54 +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> > 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.
> Why bother putting a replacement in? When I sent my wife's PC to Dell
> for repair, they actually suggested that I remove the disk first. This
> was to avoid the embarrassment of accidental data loss during overly
> zealous trouble shooting.

Removing the disk could avoid the embarrassment of accidental data recovery
too :-)


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