Can a PowerBook run without a CD drive? How can I keep Apple from voiding my AppleCare on a MacBook?
I've got an old PowerBook whose HD I've just replace myself. I'd meant to dump its CD drive which hasn't worked for years, but got worried when I saw it was much more work
and I found no into on running them without the CD. Anybody know if it'll work, or must I simply try?
I've got a brand new MacBook whose topcase, flange which "seals" the tan topcase to the white bottom case, is breaking away. I'm pretty careful with it. I even carry it in a laptop bag sold by Apple, so its very unlikely that I'm somehow placing unreasonable presure on the flange, although I do have the unhealthy habit of typing with my wrists resting on the topcase. Its pretty obviously to me that Apple has made some mistake here, i.e. the flange is too thin, my topcase is too low, etc. However, Apple's guys just said "sorry case damage, we'll never fix that under AppleCare". Now I'm not worried bout the flange, I'd rather live with it than be without the system for the three weeks. But Apple normally voids AppleCare when they find case damage. Apple obviously can't provide much information on the phone, but they recommended paying $300 for a topcase change, after which they'd basically forget that their case had ever broken. How can I either keep Apple from voiding my AppleCare whenever their hard drive eventually fails or
get them to refund my AppleCare?
Yes, I know AppleCare is a tech support scam and vastly inferior to the warranties on PCs, but I've had horrible luck with Apple's hard drives, so I figured it be worth it.