AGREE or DISSAGREE?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TommyLee, Jun 30, 2008.

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If RAM is pulled from a "working computer" then that RAM should be working

  1. AGREE

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  2. DISSAGREE

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  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    #1
    If RAM is pulled from a "working computer" then that RAM should be working, because if it was bad RAM, the machine would not operate properly?

    I bought some RAM from a guy on eBay and in the description he said it was pulled from a "working computer", but it's defective. I think he's a damn liar and I'm, disputing it with Paypal/eBay.
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Is there not the possibility that the RAM could have been damaged in transit?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Or something happened to it in transit. I'd not be so quick to assume the guy is a liar.
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    Or it could have been damaged by static when he removed it (but he'd have no way of knowing this).
     
  5. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    possible, but he hasn't responded to my emails i sent over a week ago... that kinda makes you wonder.

    for the record, i paid for insurance
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    Macs have been known to be pickier about RAM modules than some other computers. Your Mac could simply be rejecting a module which passed the test in another computer. I fear he could be telling the truth.
     
  7. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    No one said anything about compatibility.
    It is the exact same ram stick that's currently in the machine. The stick i bought is dead. The circuit is not being completed and it looks like one of the cells is loose.
     
  8. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Possible DOA.... Mabye a static shock killed in transit, however it can be partially the dudes fault for not better shipping a electronic part..
     
  9. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    damn strait, i paid insurance ;)
     
  10. davidg4781 macrumors 68010

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    What is that 3rd choice in your poll????

    Anyway, could have been damaged in transit. How did he ship it?

    It might be better to go with the post office and file for insurance. You may be able to get a brand new stick, rather than messing around with PayPal and eBay and just getting your $20 back, or whatever you paid for it.
     
  11. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Beats me, but I voted for it. :)
     
  12. bentoms macrumors regular

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    And we have a winner!!


    I work in IT, & have seen this happen on numerous occasions from Collegues whom aren't as careful as myself..:cool:
     
  13. 63dot macrumors 603

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    did IT for 8 years part time and some ram sticks really stick and are hard to remove without possibly damaging

    i have been lucky but heard that removing ram is the scariest part
     
  14. a104375 macrumors 6502

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    I think this is your best option because paypal may not side with you and it could take a long time to deal with it, would file the insurance and be glad that you were smart enough to get the insurance on it
     
  15. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I said it would work, but...

    Just because it works in one computer doesn't mean it doesn't work in another. It might be fine in his computer, but if your computer has just slightly lower tolerances, it won't work.

    You're right to try and get a refund.
     
  16. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    agreed. Since you paid for insurance and it is a defective item, you should receive a refund, and it's the sellers responsibility to file the claim and get a refund through the carrier.
     

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