memory upgrades

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by morgan-e, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    I've recently decided on bumping my 12" tipb to 640 MB. As an apple notebook newbie, I was wondering if there is any risk involved in installing a third-party chip (crucial) myself without applecare?

    any advice is appreciated. thanks.
     
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    Foucault

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    It's really not that big of a deal. I installed a 512 MB chip on my PB 15" G4 867. Just make sure you are grounded when you install your memory. It took me 5 minutes to get the job done. But if you are too paranoid, pay $35 at the Apple Store they'll do it for you...
     
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    There is one major thing you risk and that is putting the little tiny magnet on backwards beneath the keyboard. If it is put on backwards the keyboard won't fit on right, and might break one of the keys. If you have any hesitation in doing it, take it to a technician. Be sure you are statically grounded before handling the RAM.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    i'd do that if it were an option, but with no local mac store i'd have to take it to compusa and i wouldn't trust them with my TI-86.

    thanks for the advice. i'll probably be doing this within a couple weeks.
     
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    idea_hamster

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    Apple considers the RAM user-serviceable, so they've got instructions that you can download from their website:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=26261

    This was the first thing that I ever did under the keyboard -- boy that seems like a long time ago. Lots of digging around since then.

    Take a deep breath and jump in!
     

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