Adding Memory to Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SilverDragon89, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a Powerbook G4 that I wanted to upgrade to 1.5G from 512MB. So I added Corsair 1GB DDR RAM to the notebook and it seems to have issues recognizing both at the the same time. When I put both of them in together, it never seems to recognize the bottom slot. Putting in the 512MB in the bottom w/o the 1GB the Powerbook boots up fine. Putting in the 1GB by itself and it gives beeping noises on bootup, but it'll boot up if I put it on the top slot.

    Any ideas what the problem is?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Do you have a 15" Powerbook with 1.5 or 1.67 ghz G4? If so, read this thoroughly. The bottom memory slot failure is a known issue with these models.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I have the Powerbook 15'' with 1.5Ghz.

    Though my Powerbook's serial number is W85361XXXXXX :(; making it ineligible for this program.
     
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    noodle654

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    I would still contact Apple and ask if they will repair it.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not under warranty anymore though, so will Apple still look at it?
     

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