Installing RAM into new 27" iMac ... How did it go?

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  1. KiwiPhoto macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. Couldn't find a recent reporting on how this went. Am interested to know how it went, is anything tricky or risky to it?... wouldn't want any nasty surprises :eek:

    My 27" iMac arrived on Monday 17th here in New Zealand and am about to get it running and get the files transferred from my old Dell [ first Mac :apple: :) ]. Been away from home most of this week to do this earlier. Have 4 x 8GB of Crucial Ram to go into the back of it.

    Thanks for your feedback!!
     
  2. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    iMac (27-inch, Late 2012): Installing or replacing memory

    Installation

    Turn off your computer by choosing Shut Down from the Apple () menu.
    Disconnect the power cord and all other cables from your computer.
    Place a soft and clean towel or cloth on the desk or other flat surface to prevent scratching the display.
    Hold the sides of the computer and slowly lay the computer face-down on the towel or cloth.
    For this step, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver.
    Open the SDRAM compartment door by pressing the the small black button located just above the AC power port.
    The SDRAM compartment door will open as the button is pushed in. Remove the compartment door and set it aside. Note: There is a diagram on the underside of the compartment door showing the memory cage levers and the direction of how a DIMM is seated.
    Locate two levers on the right and left sides of the memory cage. Push the two memory cage levers on either side outward to release the memory cage.
    Once the memory cage is released:
    Pull the memory cage levers toward you, allowing you to access each individual DIMM slot.
    Remove a DIMM module by pulling the module straight up out .
    Replace or install a DIMM by setting it down into the slot and pressing until you feel the DIMM click into the slot.
    Once you have all of your modules installed, push the memory cage levers back into the housing until they subtly click back into place.
    Replace the RAM compartment door. There is no need to depress the compartment door release button when replacing the compartment door.
    Place the computer in its upright position. Reconnect the power cord and all other cables to the computer, then start up the computer.
     
  3. TeeZee1000 macrumors member

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    Very easy install, the instructions are pretty straight forward.
     
  4. maxira macrumors member

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