01-08-2013 02:30 PM
What the hell? As I bought a Crucial 256GB mSATA SSD and installed it myself (which was quite easy) on my brand new X230T, that means that I have wasted my warranty and I'm SOL if there is something that breaks in the next 2 years? Good job, Lenovo...With this and what I read on their customer service, this X230T will most likely be my first and last Lenovo computer...
In the US, by law, no manufacturer can void a warranty that easily. What they can do, is refuse warranty service on a failure if they reasonably believe that the mod cause, or contributed to, the failure.
In this case, it is really immaterial if the palmrest is a CRU or an FRU - if your mod breaks something then you pay for the repair. If your mod did not cause the failure then they cannot refuse warranty service.
That's the law and reality is a bit more difficult as you may need to go to court if a manufacturer improperly refuses warranty service. The US Govt isn't going to come riding out on a white horse to save you.
01-08-2013 07:21 PM
Whether or not it did, or did not create a warranty woe, I can not say. This is something that, if you did have a full question, I would call the Lenovo Support of your area and ask.
But yes in this case, wireless cards and mSATA drives are FRU's (non-CRU).
Hope this helps,