Apple slot memory..Have you done it?

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  1. SBG88 macrumors regular

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    I want to replace the Apple memory in my iMac FP 800. I've been told if I do it myself I could void my warranty. (all I would have to do is put back original memory). To those that have done this can you tell me about it? Will it be simple for a regular geek, did you need instructions..etc.
     
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I don't want to come off as rude but this is another question that could easily be solved by doing a search at Apple Support.

    Here's what I came up with.


    iMac (Flat Panel) and iMac (17-inch Flat Panel): Installing or Replacing Memory

    Since Apple has a how to on it I would say that it will in no way void your warranty. Just follow there instructions very carefully. It should be very very easy.
     
  3. SBG88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not rude, but you didn't read my topic.

    Apple slot. Not user slot.
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I read your topic but for some reason I got mislead in the process of finding what you wanted. Sorry. I'll continue looking.
     
  5. SBG88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The reason I ask is because Ramjet had to take down instructions for replacing Apple slot memory from request from Apple.
     
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  7. unc32 macrumors regular

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    You have to be an authorized by apple to open the apple slot and add memory. Just take the machine somewhere and let them do it for 30 bucks.
     
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  9. Gus macrumors 65816

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    While this does look like it can be done fairly easily, I tend to think that if you had future problems with the iMac and had to take it in, they will realize that it is not the same base config as your registration would tell the tech-signs of opening or not.

    That said, I would definitely do this, now that I have seen the directions.

    Regards,
    Gus
     
  10. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Actually, how can they know. If an apple tech opens it and installs the new RAM then it wont match the base specs for your machine.

    it will be all go as long as you make the paste look like the apple thermal paste.

    good luck
     
  11. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Thanks lemon , i have allways wondered what the big deal is with the imac main memory, and after seeing this there isnt a big deal unless you know absolutely nothing about electronics. Whats the deal with thermal paste. i didnt see any mention of it when replacing memory? Thanks again you ambitiousLemon. i have pondered this more then once.
     
  12. SBG88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent. Doesn't look like brain surgery.
    Thanks.
     
  13. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    Be careful

    Wouldn't really recommend it, you need to be very careful if you are attempting it yourself. Just take it in to be serviced. If you screw up and void your warranty, you're F-ed.
     
  14. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Be careful

    I could teach my dog to do it.

    Okay maybe not my dog but my friends 2 year old daughter.
     

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