I just bought a 512mb stick of ram...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ravaged, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Ravaged macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2005
    ...and it doesn't work. The thing is I bought it from a seller, and he seems to be reputable, so what should I do with it? Should I call Apple? Contact the manufacturer of the ram (I'm trying to find out who it is) or just forget it? Basically I started it up with the stick in the slot, it gives me a wierd sort of grainy start up noise, then just a beeping sound... and it goes back to sleep. Thanks in advance for help. I'd be willing to answer any questions anyone asks.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Contact the seller and probably send the RAM back to the seller for replacement, unless you have installed in incorrectly.. (It's not Apple's problem, and the manufacturer of the RAM will just point you back to the seller for replacement or refund, unless it's Kingston, who will deal with you directly).

    Did the seller guarantee compatibility with your model Mac?
    What RAM make and model was it?
    What Mac do you have exactly?
  3. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    we need more details

    apple cant do anything about it

    what is the model # on the ram

    if oyu can say who is the seller, and did you verify feedback before you purchased this item
  4. Ravaged thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2005
    I didn't verify the feedback, but by the looks, and most of his posts, he's an honest seller. I asked him if it would work in my iBook, and he said it would. I have an iBook G4 1.33 ghz (Latest Model) which supports PC2700 DDR333mhz. Here is the ram model #'s and what not...


    I checked the Apple's website and the one suggested for mine seems to be different. I asked him if I could get a refund and he said that was a no go because he had already taken the money out of his paypal. So.... what do you suggest I do now?
  5. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Sell it yourself here or on eBay.
  6. GreenDice macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2005
    Even if the seller has taken the money out of his Paypal account, it is not really an acceptable execuse for not giving you the refund. If he wants to refund, he can.


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