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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by piatti, Apr 20, 2012.
Is switching the RAM easy enough for me to do? Or should I pay the $100 at Best Buy inlcuding labor.
It is easy enough to not spend 40 USD.
Upgrading RAM in MacBooks and MacBook Pros
If you're not going to have them do the work you might as well not overpay for the RAM too. If you're going for an upgrade to 8 GB the sticks shouldn't cost more than $45.
You should be able to do it yourself. If in doubt, check out youtube and you'll probably find a few videos showing you how to do it. The computer is designed so that the RAM can be upgraded, so I don't see why you need to pay someone at BestBuy to do what you most likely could.
$40 to upgrade your ram? Holy hell! I'll do it for $20 or a case of beer!
I would not pay to have it done.
Here is an article from the Apple website that shows you how. Its easy and fun!!
Unless you're doing said RAM upgrade to an iMac lab with 24+ machines... gets a bit tedious after the first 3 or 4.
easy yes,.... fun?
Best Buy - $60 RAM, $40 labor
Apple - $200 RAM, probably included labor
I guess BB is an improvement, but still rough. Installation of RAM is simple for most machines, so save the money.
Never, EVER pay for Geeksquat to do ANYTHING!
I agree man, honestly go into radioshack and ask if anyone there knows how and offer them a few bucks, they will likely do it for free, i did this more often than you'd think when i was employed there.
As stated above multiple times, just do it yourself. Upgrading RAM on apple machines is dead simple and doesnt void your warranty. You can buy RAM for less than that and with 10 minutes and a screwdriver you can put it in yourself.
I'll do it for $10 and a sixer!
Im sure they even have youtube instructional videos like they do for everything now, that will give you a visual idea of whats taking place. Its not hard, just follow instructions, like a high-tech nintendo cartridge but flimsier.
Yeah when I was younger I would forego the $10 and go for the six pack