Thanks a lot! Those are really excellent how-to pics. You don't know how many countless strangers you're helping to void their warranty.
Originally Posted by compuatic
Can i get the celeron "barebone" and stick a 735 in there ?
Anyone who attempts these upgrades should just assume
they're voiding the warranty and won't get any service from Sony
. I don't know about the stickers.
If you you want to be optimistic and do the work as cleanly as possible, you might be able to chance trying to get service if a problem comes up. You might increase your chances by holding onto the original chip and HD rather than ebaying them. Then you can swap the original components back in before you send it in for service. You could even leave the original virgin system installed on the HD.
Also, I was thinking, it might be a good idea to get the "barebones" machine and use it for a month or so to see if any problems come up in that time. If they do, you can exchange it or get it repaired without worrying. After a month and you're pretty sure you the system doesn't have any basic defects, then you can upgrade.