Am I going to fry my logic board with a DIY RAM upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac75, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Mac75 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2007
    After seeing the $300 price for the 2GB Apple RAM kit, I decided to buy 2GB from Crucial and put it in myself. I have installed RAM in countless PC's, always buy it from Crucial and install with no problem.

    After reading several posts I started seeing horror stories of people who tried to install RAM in their MacBooks and somehow fried the logic board from not seating the RAM properly. These people claim to have experience installing RAM.

    Now I'm wondering if I should just send the memory back to Crucial and live with the 1GB in my MacBook. I don't want to brick a $1K laptop to save money on RAM.

    Is this logic board/RAM chip thickness problem still happening even with the newest MacBooks? Mine is the 2.16Ghz.
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    Now, now...there's no need to freak out because of one person's bad experience. ;) It could have been a result of user error, or some other issue entirely.

    Follow these directions carefully. Take your time. It's not a difficult procedure at all.
  3. D4F Guest


    Sep 18, 2007
    Planet Earth
    I bought 4gig for $201, installed myself and it works like a charm :)
  4. xJulianx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    You'll be fine, it's honestly easier than you would expect. Just follow Apple's guide and take your time.

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