iBook RAM Installation

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  1. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    Went to Mac Expo yesterday, and decided to get some RAM.

    Wen to Micro Anvika's stand, and saw that the were selling off the 'Notebook Memory', so I asked for RAM for my iBook.

    Sorted.

    But now I can't get my iBook to recognise the RAM, I've followed all instructions and even taken it out and tried again, still no good.

    Just incase this is the problem, here are the 'specs':
    512MB PC2700 DDR333 SODIMM 200pin

    Please Help!

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  2. untamedhysteria macrumors regular

    untamedhysteria

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    seeing the specs of your mac....you need 2100 ram not 2700....

    go to crucial.com to make sure what type of ram you need....seems to be the easiest place to get the specs for ram.

    hope that helps.
     
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  4. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

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    I had the same problem when installing ram in my 1,33 iBook. The first times I tried to install it, I was to gentle. After becoming frustrated, I used some more force on it, and it worked. So make sure you've got the RAM card/chip all the way into its slot.

    Also, I use PC2700 RAM, recommended by Kingston, and it works fine. (Although the manual says I need PC2100 or PC2400 RAM).
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    PC2700 is not the issue. These iBooks run fine on PC2700 SODIMMs as long as the modules have Mac-compatible SPD settings.

    I agree with Dale. You have to push the RAM into the socket firmly WHILE it is at the 30 degree angle, THEN lay it down to the horizontal position.
    There should be little or none of the contact pins remaining visible.

    If you're sure that the RAM is correctly installed, then you may have an incompatible module (wrong chip configuration or SPD settings) or simply a dud, so return it to the vendor.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  6. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    OK thanks a lot guys, I will try again tonight, and be a bit 'tougher'.

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  7. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

    PCMacUser

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    Let us know how you get on. I have a 1gb stick on order for my ibook so I'm on the lookout for tips :)
     
  8. 20rogersc thread starter macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    [​IMG]

    I didn't realise you meant that "hard"!
    In the end my dad did it, I personally didn't want to damage it.

    PCMacUser just push it in as hard as you can, don't worry about 'breaking it'.

    Thanks everyone!

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