Having issues installing RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by c073186, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Okay I know this shouldn't be hard but I am having difficulty installing new RAM in a PowerBook G4. I insert the RAM at an angle then push down but it does not just "click" into place. I would have to press really firmly for that and the manual says to not press hard. I have removed and reinserted the memory about 10 times and cannot get it. What am I doing wrong? How hard are you supposed to press to get the RAM to snap into place under the clips? Am I supposed to move the clips myself or just press down?
  2. rpg1hero macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    The first time I installed new ram I actually had to push a lot harder than I thought to get it to click in. Like, I thought I was going to break it, but ram is a little sturdier than you think.
  3. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Okay I got it in there. Based on the manual it seemed like it would just nicely snap into place but it isn't quite that easy, in my opinion.
  4. atlboi786 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2008
    i just upgraded ram on my macbook you have to press it hard... hard enough for u to hear a snap lock...

    u should be good to go

    after installing rams

    when powered off
    holding down
    option + command + "p" + "r" till u hear 3 bongs then let it start...a

    good luck!

    if still fails

    i did lookin @ a youtube video try there

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