Dad's Powerbook G4 memory bank problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by neith, May 17, 2008.

  1. neith macrumors newbie


    Jan 25, 2008
    So my dad decided to upgrade the ram on his Powerbook G4 to 2GB. Initially everything went smoothly and the ram was detected and working. Within a week though, the computer only recognized 1 of the memory slots. Switching the ram cards around proved that the ram itself was fine but that the one memory bank was not working.
    So I ask you all, is this at all a common problem with the Powerbook G4? And what would you recommend we do about it. Our concern is that a repair may cost more than it is worth considering this is an old machine.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Well they still have a repair programme for bad memory slots on the PB G4s, if it qualifies:
    If not then it's a rather expensive logic board replacement.

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