DIY ram upgrade on new 15" unibody

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  1. emt8q5 macrumors member

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    Hey Folks,

    Just wondering how difficult is it to upgrade RAM on the unibody 15" MBP? It was a 5 minute job on my early '08 MBP, dunno if that's changed on the new ones with the built-in battery.

    Thanks!
     
  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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  3. iMacrumors macrumors member

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    I am wondering the same thing. I'll checkiFixit later.. but with my student discount, it is $180 to go from 4GB to 8GB.. Idk if its worth it?!
     
  4. Thistledown macrumors member

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  6. Thistledown macrumors member

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    That will definitely fit, and it's 1333 MHz, but I'd still like verification before pulling the trigger on the order.
     
  7. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    don't pay apple for ram or hard drive upgrades. They over charge a ton for both and they're super easy to do on your own.
     
  8. braindead5400 macrumors regular

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    I've never had a MBP before so forgive me if this is obvious but does installing it yourself affect the warranty at all?
     
  9. iMacrumors macrumors member

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    Braindead.. no it doesn't affect the warranty in any way..
     
  10. emt8q5 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's good to hear on the RAM replacement, will definitely be getting the stock spec and upgrading myself.

    I thought I heard that DIY hardrive replacement on the unibody MBPs was a pretty complicated process and involved removing the logic board? Is this not the case?
     

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