Apple to replace defective Seagate 1TB iMac hard drives

Apple iMac (Mid-2011) family

On Friday, Apple announced that it would replace some Seagate 1TB hard drives included in recent iMacs that could "fail under certain conditions."The free iMac 1 TB Seagate Hard Drive replacement program is aimed at a "very small number" of Seagate 1TB drives used in iMacs 21.5 inches and 27 inches sold between May 2011 and July 2011.Apple said it contacted owners affected iMac have provided a valid email address when registering their iMacs, but if you think that your system is eligible for replacement, you can enter the serial number of your iMac on the replacement program page. (Apple explains how to find your serial number in a document of support).If your iMac requires a replacement drive, you have the possibility of a Genius Bar appointment at an Apple store, visit an Apple authorised service provider, or contact Apple technical support for local service options.Apple will replace a drive until July 23, 2012, but note that the program is not coverage of the standard warranty of your iMac. And, of course, you are responsible for the content of your current hard disk backup, because Apple do provide this service.


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