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In the manual for my Sager there is literally a step-by-step guide on how to install new RAM and a new HDD. The only disclaimer is that you should know what you're doing. It's only the greedy/lazy companies that forbid it.


In the MBP manual it gives a Step by Step guide on how to install new RAM.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/macbook_pro_17inch_late_2011.pdf
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No one said you're not allowed to void your warranty. By all measures you're likely to extend the life of the thing by upgrading it. Warranties on the whole these days aren't much more than a selling point anyway. "Defects in manufacture and workmanship" really means "only if it was our fault."
Edited by un-midas touch - 5/29/13 at 4:59pm
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It does not void your warranty to install more RAM or another HDD in your Mac...
 
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There was probably something in the small print.

There wasn't. The warranty only becomes void if it expires, or damage is caused by the user. Provided you don't somehow break the thing upgrading the ram/HDD, it's fine. If by some insane method you install the RAM backwards and total the dimm, then yea, it's void.

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In the MBP manual it gives a Step by Step guide on how to install new RAM.
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/macbook_pro_17inch_late_2011.pdf
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It does not void your warranty to install more RAM or another HDD in your Mac...

Except you can't in the new MBPs because the RAM are solderd to / part of the motherboard rolleyes.gif
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Due to them being thinner.
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There wasn't. The warranty only becomes void if it expires, or damage is caused by the user. Provided you don't somehow break the thing upgrading the ram/HDD, it's fine. If by some insane method you install the RAM backwards and total the dimm, then yea, it's void.

Except you can't in the new MBPs because the RAM are solderd to / part of the motherboard rolleyes.gif

Only in new retina MacBook Pro's

Conventional MacBook Pro's are the same as they've always been
 
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Due to them being thinner.

It's ok, let the haters carry around their monsters. As long as Apple ( or some other company steps up with a quality product ) continues to make thin, aluminium laptops with wonderful screens and great resolution, then I'll continue to buy.

And while the Google Pixel looks nice and is a nice aluminium... 12.85" 32GB model starts at $1,300... compared to the 13" stock MBP that starts at $1,200 comes with 500GB and isn't gimped by the OS being mobile / cloud based like ChromeOS is... So for someone like me who is on the move a lot, the extra hdd space is nice too.

I do wish there were more nicely designed ( thin ) aluminium laptops frown.gif but the few who do, are all pretty much in the same ballpark for prices with relatively the same hardware ( usually ).
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It's ok, let the haters carry around their monsters. As long as Apple ( or some other company steps up with a quality product ) continues to make thin, aluminium laptops with wonderful screens and great resolution, then I'll continue to buy.

And while the Google Pixel looks nice and is a nice aluminium... 12.85" 32GB model starts at $1,300... compared to the 13" stock MBP that starts at $1,200 comes with 500GB and isn't gimped by the OS being mobile / cloud based like ChromeOS is... So for someone like me who is on the move a lot, the extra hdd space is nice too.

I do wish there were more nicely designed ( thin ) aluminium laptops frown.gif but the few who do, are all pretty much in the same ballpark for prices with relatively the same hardware ( usually ).

Yea I got no problem with hating patent trollers. Thought this was the topic. But I don't argue with you. If quality means "the qualities that most people will pay for" then to each their own.
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I don't have a problem hating patent trollers, but people here seem to forget sometimes that just because Apple is the main target in the news lately... They aren't the only one, and not by a long shot. And even though I find Apples business tactics off putting, I can't deny that they make good products. I'm not going to trash a product just because of the company it was made by, but rather what the product is and how good it is ( at least in my eyes ), compared to similar options. If we were all to do that, then most people here wouldn't even have computers with all the Foxconn issues with overworking, poor conditions, underage workers, etc. I know the majority of my parts lately have a Foxconn stamp on them somewhere, so I would be SOL if I were to act like that, much anyone would.
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I don't have a problem hating patent trollers, but people here seem to forget sometimes that just because Apple is the main target in the news lately... They aren't the only one, and not by a long shot. And even though I find Apples business tactics off putting, I can't deny that they make good products. I'm not going to trash a product just because of the company it was made by, but rather what the product is and how good it is ( at least in my eyes ), compared to similar options. If we were all to do that, then most people here wouldn't even have computers with all the Foxconn issues with overworking, poor conditions, underage workers, etc. I know the majority of my parts lately have a Foxconn stamp on them somewhere, so I would be SOL if I were to act like that, much anyone would.

Oh yea I just find it downright disgusting that it is pretty much common business practice to abuse government services these days. And I admit there are products and services I would rather not use for ethical reasons, but I still do, and will not hold other people accountable for doing so. There isn't much choice in most industries.

At the same time I respect those who call attention to these problems and maintain hope that one day enough people recognize these problems to at least make a worthwhile effort in combating them.
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