apple store install hard drives?

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  1. stealthsniper96

    stealthsniper96 What Was I Thinkin'?

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    will the apple store install hard drives in macbooks? i tried to install it but i dont have the right size bit to get the bracket off the old drive. :( and will they charge anything? double :(
     
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    bmwrob Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes, and it only takes a few minutes. I had a bad drive in a MB and it was replaced in the local store, before the entire machine was replaced.
     
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    circa86 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    just go to home depot and pay the $5 or so for the correct torx bit.
     
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    ok thankyou bmwrob. will i need to call ahead and get an appointment?
     
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    bmwrob Notebook Virtuoso

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    Probably, ss, if your local store is as busy as those in this area. Actually, I'm pretty sure you can make the appointment online.


    Edit: Go here, find your local store and then you can make the appointment.
     
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    stealthsniper96 What Was I Thinkin'?

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    ok thanks. do they charger anything?
     
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    bmms8 Notebook Guru

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    im sure they will charge a free, i agree with the above poster who mentioned getting the right tool. it doesnt seem hard and there are plenty of videos online, goodluck
     
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    1) no its not hard i could have done it.
    2) my grandfather is a construction worker and probably has 50 different types of the tool i need laying around his garage, so getting my hands on the right one isnt my main problem, which is why i need to know if they will charge anything. but hey, i get a chance to go to the mall and see the "sights" so if its free/very cheap ill do it.
     
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    You can take your notebook to BestBuy and they will do if very cheaply.
     
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    Doesn't opening up anything on a MB besides the RAM bay void the warranty though? Better off paying a small service fee and keeping it, than risking breaking a seal or something (if there is any, i don't know, but it's usually the case with warranties) and being screwed if you get a hardware issue in the future.
     
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