How easy is it really to upgrade RAM in a 13" Unibody MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Scylax, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Scylax macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I'm about to buy a 13" Unibody MBP, but I really don't want to have to pay Apple's prices for their RAM upgrades. But if I want to upgrade the RAM a couple of years down the line, how easy is it really to buy and install? Would I void any warranties or have trouble finding someone to do it for me?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Pretty damned easy. Take the bottom plate off (easy) and push the little levers either side of the RAM sticks apart. It springs up, remove and replace then pop the bottom plate back on.
  3. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2008
    check out the video I posted on the cheap ram thread.
  4. kai920 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Just upgraded the RAM myself last night (went from 2GB -> 4GB)

    I had trouble with the small screws on the bottom of the MBP. ran out and got a cheap set and that was that :)

    Follow the instructions on the Apple site.
  5. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
    As long as you have a #00 Phillips Presicion screwdriver, it's super easy.
  6. oilfighter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    It's dead simple. Just make sure you don't strip the screws as there are glue at the tip of each screw, making them pretty tight. I wrapped a rubber kitchen glove around my screw driver to give extra grip, and press down firmly. Really, nothing to it.

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