weird substance on removed ram

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

  1. aceliwen macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2006

    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


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    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

    May 28, 2006
    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


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    I'm thinking that might had been a tamper seal. Just guessing though.
  5. Khurram macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    There was white stuff on both my apple ram sticks as well..

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