Originally Posted by wicked
Hi, I consider buying f3200 and the reviews here were very helpful. I hope until the time to buy a laptop (September) acer will release another version with a faster hdd or with 802.11i wifi implementation.
I want to ask the guys who changed the cpu or unscrewd the hdd etc., didn't you lose your warranty by doing this?
I called Acer USA and the rep I spoke to (Mary) verified that both the HDD and RAM were meant to be user-upgradeable; swapping them out will *not* void your warranty. Of course, the warranty won't cover non-standard parts, and the caveat to this is, if you manage to damage the lappy or one of the components while attempting to install the HDD or RAM, then *that* would void the warranty. Meaning - if you're trying to install some RAM and somehow manage to screw up something else (I dunno, GFX card, whatever) then the warranty on the damaged component would be void even though it is a standard ferrari part.
for reference, if you are a 3200 owner, it even has a section in the manual about "user upgrades" and both the HDD and RAM are listed as upgradeable in the manual as well.