Adding Memory to Powerbook G4

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    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

    Feb 12, 2005
    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

    Jul 4, 2008
    Yeah, I have the Powerbook 15'' with 1.5Ghz.

    Though my Powerbook's serial number is W85361XXXXXX :(; making it ineligible for this program.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    I would still contact Apple and ask if they will repair it.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    It's not under warranty anymore though, so will Apple still look at it?

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