Best way to add more RAM to a Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Gary King, May 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    What is the Best way to add more RAM to a Mac Mini, if I don't want to do it myself? I'm in Canada, so there aren't many AASP; or are there? How much do they charge? Do I buy the RAM, then let them install it for me? And it is still under warranty, so I hear?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2005
    Perth, Oztrailya
    1. Buy some RAM from Crucial (might as well go for 1 GB; you'll want it sooner or later and you'll only have to throw away the 512 MB stick if you upgrade)

    2. While you're waiting for the RAM to be delivered, get hold of a thin-edged putty knife that's about 4-5 cm wide or so

    3. Check out the various tutorials on the web for opening the mini with said putty knife. Google for "open Mac mini"

    4. Fear not, you won't break it if you're careful!
  3. macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    There are plenty of Apple Authorized service providers, you'll find that almost every Apple dealer is a service provider as well.

    Here in Victoria we have at least 4. I checked with one; they will install RAM for $30 if you buy it from them, and for $45 if you come in with your own RAM.

    If you want to install for yourself, two putty knives are better than one, they should be the thinnest, most flexible blades you can find, approx 2" wide, and it helps to grind the edge to a point.

    Make sure you choose RAM from a seller that tests and guarantees compatibility with the Mini, and offers a lifetime warranty. Check out Canadian vendors, so you don't have customs clearing charges or hassles with over the border warranty returns.


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