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Are they Serious? A voided Warranty?

by virtua / April 7, 2006 3:53 PM PDT

A just read on digg that installing Apple Bootcamp will void your warranty. 1. Is this true? and will this still be true when it is included in Leopard?

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(NT) (NT) Link please
by cardsbb9 / April 7, 2006 4:22 PM PDT
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Link, and no -- it's false...
by archaeo1 / April 7, 2006 4:56 PM PDT

I originally saw the link on Digg, and it simply links to the Apple Discussion forums, which as we all know, is the MOST reliable source of official Apple information. As of right now, no official Apple employee has posted any information on this, so all we have to go by is quotes of people talking to Apple store employees and talking to phone tech support.

Here's the link:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=432346&tstart=0

And here's a quote that kinda killed the arguement:

"OK, so all this got me a little worried so I called AppleCare and asked. I asked "if I install Boot Camp will it void my warranty since it is Beta software." He said "Hmmm, that is a good question, I do not know let me check..." I thought Oh Crap! He came back on the phone and said "No, it does not. " So I asked one more time for clarification. I asked "So if I install Boot Camp it will not void my warranty correct?" He said, "That is correct, it will not.""

Also, when you install Boot Camp, Apple tells you in the Terms of Service that you must agree to that:

HOULD THE APPLE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

But that doesn't cover hardware, just the fact that if your files are gone as a result of this, you're not getting any help from Apple.

So as I understand it right now, it doesn't void your warranty.

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Why on Earth
by MacHugger / April 7, 2006 6:04 PM PDT

would anybody ever think that SOFTWARE could void the warranty of HARDWARE, let alone software that is distributed by the company who MAKES the hardware, regardless of whether or not it is beta?

No offense to you Virtua since you were just asking after something you saw on a blahg site. And who knows... maybe some such silliness exists out there somewhere in the world but I've never heard of such a thing in the universe of Macintosh.

-Kevin S.

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Yeah
by virtua / April 8, 2006 3:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Why on Earth

Yeah that's why i posted it. I was wondering why any company in their right mind would produce software which would void it's own hardware's warranty. I'm so gonna switch.

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