Will apple genius bar install third-party RAM for you?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mr. MacBook, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Mr. MacBook
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    Yeah, just checking. Gonna get a corsair valueselect 1GB sodimm off fry's for 65 bucks, and just need to know.

    If so, how much will it cost?
     
  2. ghall
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    My guess whould be no.

    And, $65 for a 1GB stick?:eek: It's probably not that good anyway. I wouldn't pay less than $100 for a 1GB stick.
     
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    It's very easy to do yourself. Why would you pay someone to do that easy job?
     
  4. WillMak
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    I reccomend doing it yourself. It's very simple and requires no computer knowledge.
     
  5. snowmoon
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    MacBook is dirt simple... MBP is only slightly more difficult and both are documented in the manual.
     
  6. Mr. MacBook
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    Yeah, i guess your right.

    Im just a little hyperactive and afraid of damaging it.
     
  7. Lancetx
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    No, the genius bar will not install 3rd party RAM or any other hardware for that matter (such as a hard drive) into any Mac unless you purchase it direct from Apple. The Corsair memory should be just fine, but as others have mentioned, it's so easy to install yourself that there is no sense in paying someone else to do it.
     
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    Then you are getting ripped off. ;)
     
  9. Mr. MacBook
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    Glad to see somebody sees a point in not buying Crucial RAM
     
  10. mrkramer
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    or it could be that he just got a good deal on the RAM
     
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    So...things that are more expensive are automatically better? Wow, I'm glad you're not my accountant.

    $100 for a 1 GB stick these days is a complete ripoff. Very good memory can be had for $65-$75 per 1GB, or even less in a couple places.
     

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