ibook ram upgrade problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brickwitheyes, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. brickwitheyes macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Ok so the old g4 ibook is still chugging along, its the 1.42ghz model. I just bought 1gb Ram for it - Transcend 1gb, 200p DDR 333 SODIMM (PC2700 / 64mx8 / 2.5-3-3). Which should fit in the empty slot?

    I've followed tutorials and It just won't fit in. Very frustrating as I have read reviews on this product from others with G4 ibooks who say this exact ram fits in their machine and works fine. It's my first time doing this so most likely i'm making a stupid mistake? Here are some photos of where i'm at:

    This pic shows the ram not sitting flush, still on an angle

    This one shows the pins on the side just being forced outwards, with the ram not wanting to go in any further


    I would rather have bought cruicial or another brand but I live on the other side of the world and didnt want to wait weeks for it to arrive.

    For a comaprision, these are the specs for the cruicial ram that is suited to my machine: (i notice the meg specs are different, could that be the problem?)
    Module Size: 1GB
    Package: 200-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR PC2700
    Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64

    Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. brickwitheyes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Ok solved the problem, just had to push harder at the 30 degree angle, felt as if it was forcing it but obviously not..

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