Ram disappeared

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SAdProZ, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. SAdProZ macrumors 6502

    SAdProZ

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    #1
    My friends new 1 gig Ram card doesn't show up in his system profile. I believe that it's installed correctly but he's still running 256mb. Any suggestions?


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  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Uninstall the RAM and try to reinstall it. The RAM card is probably just not seated properly.
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    And if it is properly installed/seated, are you sure the RAM you bought is (1) Mac compatible and (2) the proper speed (e.g., PC2700 DDR333)?
     
  4. brendel95 macrumors regular

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    It might be the bad logic board. It happened to me on my powerbook once.
     
  5. wnameth macrumors 65816

    wnameth

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    these are the possibilities:

    1. bad ram slot (logic board problems)
    2. bad ram (speed or compatibility)
    3. no installed properly


    hope you figure it out
     
  6. SAdProZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update

    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    We took to your advice and reinserted the RAM card (yeah, we made sure it snapped in and everything) and it still didnt work. Nothin'. So he called in and got them to accept a return on the RAM, but just to be consistent, he went home and tried taking it out and putting it back in again...AND IT WORKS!

    so thats good news. thanks again.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    The usual problem on Powerbook and iBook RAM is not inserting the connector edge of the module firmly enough into the socket WHILE it is at the 30 degree angle, BEFORE laying it down to the flat position. It takes moderate pressure from both thumbs to seat it in properly.

    You should see none or very little of the module's connectors remaining visible. If you can see more than 1 mm (1/32") of the gold connectors, or if you can see more of the connectors on one side vs. the other, it's not in right.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  8. SAdProZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats excellent advice.
     

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