Resolved How to I get my battery out, I ripped off the tab.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by waloshin, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. waloshin, Mar 17, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011

    waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I ripped off the tab on my 2008 Unibody Macbook, and now I can't get my battery out, and for some odd reason can't get my ram module installed probably because of this?


  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Have you got a plastic spudger tool? If so you might be able to use it to carefully lever it out without causing any damage...
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    No, but I will try to find one tomorrow at a computer store.
  4. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    Turn your laptop upside down and give it a tap. Hold your laptop over a cushion or your lap. Mine comes right out with out using the tab.
  5. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I can't tell for certain from the pictures, but you do still have the tab that's used to open the bottom door flipped open, right? That holds the battery in too, even when the cover is removed.

    Tip: if it doesn't feel like it wants to come out easily, it's probably not ready to come out yet and you should look for what's holding it in place.

  6. biohead macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    As Mal said, the mechanism for removing the battery cover must be in the unlocked position otherwise it's also holding the battery in place.

    Also, that stick of RAM doesn't look like it's seated properly - you can see more of the contacts at the top end of the stick.
  7. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    Yeah double check the locking mechanism for the battery bay cover.

    Also the ram may look misaligned but that black strip covering the contacts might also be misaligned. i noticed that a few times on macbooks/pros upgrading memory that some of the serial number strips on the memory module area arent aligned exactly on there.
  8. waloshin, Mar 17, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011

    waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Thats another problem I booted up my Macbook and only 4 gb's of ram was showing so I reopened it to find that the bottom ram was not seated, I cant get it to seat therre is no room to move it, why is that?


    The ram stick just needed a little wiggling to get it back up and pushed in properly, and the hard drive lock latch was locked.


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