weird substance on removed ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aceliwen, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. aceliwen macrumors newbie

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    Heya.

    I installed two new gigs of ram tonight in my white Macbook and, while putting the Apple supplied ram away, I noticed a white, almost paint like substance covering the gold connection...bits. Sorry, I don't know all my terminology.

    Anyway, I've installed ram in desktops before, but I've never seen something like this. It wiped away fairly easily, although I wish now that I'd taken pictures.

    Has this happened to anyone else? I had searched the forums but I didn't see anything....
     
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking it could be some thermal paste. Not sure why it would be on the gold connectors. Did it look intentional or just a tiny bit smeared on irregularly?

    Was it the connectors on the ram or the socket?
     
  3. thr33face macrumors 6502

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    i had white flaky stuff on the right ram module. not on the connector but on the chips. it didn´t hurt anything.
     
  4. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking that might had been a tamper seal. Just guessing though.
     
  5. Khurram macrumors 6502

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    There was white stuff on both my apple ram sticks as well..
     

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