2006 iMac Ram stuck

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pmcdunnough, May 25, 2012.

  1. pmcdunnough macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2009
    I have a 2006 iMac with 2 1gig ram sticks (original). I have a 2gig stick that I would like to put in. I cannot get either the upper or lower ram out. There are 2 levers which I pull and it ejects the ram a tiny bit. I then try to pull it out but it does not budge. Is there a tool I could use like pliers with electrical tape to pull it out? Or take the iMac apart? I followed the Apple instructions but they do not help.

    Warranty is not an issue. Any tricks?

  2. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Try needle nose pliers with a very thin layer of tape to protect the ram chip. Should work. Those white iMac ram slots are a pain
  3. pmcdunnough, May 25, 2012
    Last edited: May 25, 2012

    pmcdunnough thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Great idea. I thought I was going crazy. All the videos made it seem simple.

    Thank you,


    Edit: Used what you suggested and it worked great!

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