iMac memory questions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MorganX, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. MorganX macrumors 6502a

    MorganX

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    Ok, I'm ready to buy and switch. Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to upgrade the internal DIMM? Does it void the warranty? How about installing the internal bluetooth module?

    I'm ready, but I'm just battling paying the RAM ransom. $200 to go from stock 256Mb to 512MB single DIMM. Come on...

    I'll change this myself if I can do it without voiding the warranty or breaking something.

    Any info out there appreciated. :confused:
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    If you crack open the machine you will void the warranty.

    Don't know where the Bluetooth module is on the iMacs, so I have no idea about it.

    The customer installable parts are listed.
     
  3. CaVoLo macrumors member

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    Re: iMac memory questions

    it says on the apple support site how to install ram on the so-dimm slot...which is very easy....however it explicilty says

    Warning: Do not touch the screws on the bottom housing (Figure 4). Loosening these screws could cause the computer to overheat and damage internal components.

    in order to reach the internal slot that is NOT user accessible...you have to remove these screws which will void the warranty and possibly cause heat problems (your computer will melt from the inside out)
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Accessing the internal dimm voids the warrenty.

    Apple has stated on its website that if you don't buy the bulitin bluetooth module with the computer, you'll ba able to use a USB adapter. This means if you want the internal one, oerder it with the computer.
     
  5. Funkatation macrumors regular

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    you can't buy it aftermarket... and I believe its harder to put in than the internal ram slot is
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

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    anyone seen one of these babys taken apart? i sure would like to get a gander at that mobo and see what everything looks like inside including that memory slot. If anyone has a picture of this please post it. I also would suggest not to screw up your warranty for anyone who still has one.
     
  7. imaswitcheryeah macrumors regular

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    The modem card has a yellow outline. This is a picture taken from a Service Guide and the picture is showing where the modem card is. Also, this is from the new 1 GHz iMac.
     

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