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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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My those Memory clips break easily!

A friend of mine at work ordered a new Mini after seeing mine. He ordered it from Amazon along with 8GB of RAM. I offered to install it since I've installed many including my own. I removed the top no problem and went to remove the bottom and "snap" the right side retainer broke with a little piece of grey plastic laying there. The left side still holds it down and everything works OK but you'd think they could design them a little better than this.
I'm no rookie at this and I didn't think I used much pressure but who knows.
Just be very careful not to pull out to far when removing the existing sticks.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. If I'd have seen that earlier I wouldn't have started a new thread.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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You can see if they'll fix it under warranty. Ram is considered user serviceable. If this is a common/known issue, they might take care of it. I've never seen memory clips break on any other machine.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. If I'd have seen that earlier I wouldn't have started a new thread.
No prob. Just wanted to let you know you're not alone, lol
For what I've read in there though, it'll work just fine.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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i have put ram in these since 2006 lots so many that my support list at the apple store is 28 pages long.. i have seen broken clips in new machines. think of the factory worker in china doing a few thousand a week he/she is more likely to have micro fractured it due to the need for speedy install.
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