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Old Jul 9, 2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Red face MBA 11inch late 2010 with 4GB Ram?

I couldn't find how to upgrade from 2GB to 4GB Ram my MBA. I tried on iFixit but it doesn't show anything about this:
http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook...1%22_Late_2010

Do you know if is possible to do it?
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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I couldn't find how to upgrade from 2GB to 4GB Ram my MBA. I tried on iFixit but it doesn't show anything about this:
http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook...1%22_Late_2010

Do you know if is possible to do it?
No, the RAM in your MBA is not upgradable. It's soldered to the logic board and there are no upgrade chips available. Any attempt to do so would also void the warranty and AppleCare.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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I didn't know that. It's a shame. If I purchase the new MBA 13' will I have the same issue in the future if I want to update the ram?
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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I didn't know that. It's a shame. If I purchase the new MBA 13' will I have the same issue in the future if I want to update the ram?
Yes.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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Nothing is impossible, but it's certainly not recommended.

It has been done before I understand, but you'd need the right kit, the parts and the know how...it'd cost you less to by a brand new MBA I expect.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 07:54 AM   #6
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I was thinking to buy a new MBA on apple.com. With these info I will have to consider upgrade to 8GB Ram during the purchase process. Is not expensive and will avoid a lot of issues in the future.

Thank you guys!
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Old Jun 3, 2014, 12:11 PM   #7
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If you wonder what are the reasons for this, I believe one could be a simple marketing. If these 2GB RAM MBAs had upgradable RAM, majority of the owners would greatly delay their purchase of new laptops for sure.
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