Apples policy on upgrading RAM yourself

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  1. shane0mac macrumors member

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    What is it?? will it void any warranty ect??

    The reason I'm asking is because I recieved my macbook yesterday and when i went to put in a new stick of ram i noticed that there is white stuff all over the contacts on the apple ram, I'm wondering if this is a warranty issue i can address with them, or if they will tell me I'm S.O.L. because i took the ram out...:confused:
     
  2. 4nex macrumors member

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    It tells you how to do it in the manual, including taking out the existing RAM. It won't void anything unless you have jam over your fingers or leave mustard stains inside or something
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    No, upgrading your RAM and HD is perfectly within warranty on the MacBook, that's why both are user accessible parts.
     
  4. shane0mac thread starter macrumors member

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    ok knowing that, do I have a warranty issue here? its seems that teh C2D is running a bit slower than the CD and I have more ram in it! could it be because of this mysterious white stuff on the ram?
     
  5. 4nex macrumors member

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    There shouldn't be white stuff on your memory. Did you try cleaning it off?
     
  6. shane0mac thread starter macrumors member

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    no, i figured it best not to touch it... should i be contacting tech support?
     
  7. diadem macrumors regular

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    sounds like somthing has oxidised on the ram i would call tech support on that.
     
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