Apple has announce the start of a new 27-inch iMac 3TB hard drive Replacement Program after a small number of 3TB hard drives used in the older 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions.
Any 27 inch iMac system sold between December 2012 and September 2013 are within the new Apple Replacement Program, and either Apple or an Apple Authorised Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected 3TB hard drives free of charge for users.
Apple has setup a new 3TB Replacement Program page on its website where you can enter your serial number to see if your iMac is part of the new program. If your’s is listed, Apple recommends replacing the affected 3TB hard drives as soon as possible. Apple explains :
You will need to re-install your operating system, other applications and any backed up data after your hard drive is replaced. Please refer to About OS X Recovery for instructions. The program covers affected iMac models until December 19, 2015 or three years from its original date of sale, whichever provides longer coverage for you.
This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the iMac. If you believe you have paid for a repair or replacement due to this issue, contact Apple regarding a refund.
For more information on the new iMac 27-inch 3TB hard drive Replacement Program jump over to the Apple website for details via the link below.
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