My those Memory clips break easily!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kdoug, Nov 15, 2012.

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    kdoug

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    A friend of mine at work ordered a new Mini after seeing mine. He ordered it from Amazon along with 8GB of RAM. I offered to install it since I've installed many including my own. I removed the top no problem and went to remove the bottom and "snap" the right side retainer broke with a little piece of grey plastic laying there. The left side still holds it down and everything works OK but you'd think they could design them a little better than this.
    I'm no rookie at this and I didn't think I used much pressure but who knows.
    Just be very careful not to pull out to far when removing the existing sticks.
     
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    dasx

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    kdoug

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    Thanks for the link. If I'd have seen that earlier I wouldn't have started a new thread.
     
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    thekev

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    You can see if they'll fix it under warranty. Ram is considered user serviceable. If this is a common/known issue, they might take care of it. I've never seen memory clips break on any other machine.
     
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    dasx

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    No prob. Just wanted to let you know you're not alone, lol
    For what I've read in there though, it'll work just fine.
     
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    philipma1957

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    i have put ram in these since 2006 lots so many that my support list at the apple store is 28 pages long.. i have seen broken clips in new machines. think of the factory worker in china doing a few thousand a week he/she is more likely to have micro fractured it due to the need for speedy install.
     

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