Do I need to do anything before installing RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by c073186, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I am installing new RAM in a PowerBook G4. Do I need to do anything in Mac OS besides backup files before installing the new RAM?
  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    No...just make sure you ground yourself before you start working on it.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Profit off your old ram on ebay.

    That way you'll have time to test and be able to ship it out ASAP :)
  4. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2007
    remove any fluffy jumpers, nylon stockings and as suggested ground yourself or at least discharge yourself on the chassis - do not at any time touch the row of gold pins on the ram...
  5. honeycrisp macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2007
    How do you ground yourself?
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Usually with an anti-static strap, but the easiest way is to touch the computer chassis before you touch the RAM.


    @OP: Use the proper tools. No you don't need to back up anything for a RAM upgrade.

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