Installing more memory, Help?

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  1. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

    Tommyg117

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    This is a basic question but I was wondering if anyone could help me out on installing some more RAM in my computer. I have 512 and I was going to add an initial 512 into my 15" 1.5 ghz powerbook g4. I talked to someone at the apple store and he said that all I do is "open the bottom and slide it in". Can anyone be a little more specific because I don't want to mess anything up!! Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    Yep, the screwdriver is important! You can find them in the eyeglass repair case and they work well. Stripping the screws on your computer is not fun, I actually vaguely remember a post about that a few weeks back.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The usual recommendation....

    Make sure you get your RAM from a reputable dealer who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Powerbook, offers a lifetime warranty and a no-cost return if it doesn't work.

    When you are putting the RAM in, it goes into the socket connector-edge first at about a 30 degree angle. Make sure you apply a bit of pressure while at the 30 degree angle to seat it properly - there should be no more than 1/32" or 1 mm of contacts remaining visible, and it should be seated quarely in the socket. Then pivot it down to the horizontal position.

    The proper sized Philips screwdriver is a must. Bear down with some pressure on the screwdriver to keep the bit in the screw as you are breaking the original resistance to moving. If it is tight, you don't want the bit riding up out of the screw and then turning.

    The lower socket is a little crowded to get the module inserted at first, but really it's pretty easy.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  6. Tommyg117 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot! I'll let you know how it works out I really appreciate it!
     
  7. Aliquis macrumors regular

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    It's all true. Sliding the ram in is more like pushing it in at the right angle. 30-45 degrees. It is kinda scary your first time cause you think it is going to go in a lot easier like "sliding", but after you get your first piece in, you'll probably be much less nervous there on out.
     

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