Is it hard to install MacBook memory?

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  1. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

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    I know.. I know that there are docs on the apple website. I just want to know if there are any issues while installing it? I just ordered 4GB RAM from newegg! Can't wait:D
    (Last time my uncle installed the 1GB x2 )
     
  2. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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  3. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    I can't think of anything easier...5 mins tops.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    very very easy

    maybe replacing the hard drive in the mb :p
     
  5. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    piece of cake, don't even sweat it. #00 screwdriver and about 5 minutes of your time. Don't forget to push hard!
     
  6. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    It's about as hard as it is to break a 1 gig stick into two pieces
     
  7. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    I just got 2.4 macbook with 2gb of ram. Is there one 2gb ram stick in there or 2 one-gigs? If there are 2 one-gigs i need to discard them and get two 2-gigs right?
     
  8. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    they come with 2x1GB. If you want to up it to 4GB, yes, you do need to replace both sticks.

    What are you doing with your machine? You might not need to up it to 4GB.
     
  9. logana macrumors 65816

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    Yes - there will almost certainly be two 1gigs - but check in system profiler - Apple menu>about this Mac>more info>memory and it will show what is in each RAM slot.

    Surprised nobody has posted Apple's own instructions

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_GB

    These are instructions for the Core Duo model and don't mention 2GB chips because you cannot fit them in that model - but everything else is the same for your model.
     
  10. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    It's very easy, maybe 5 minutes at most, just make sure the sticks click in place.
     
  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    The hardest thing is finding a 000 Phillip screwdriver, to remove the memory bracket.
     
  12. KompleX macrumors regular

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    finding the proper screwdriver and removing those tiny screws w/o stripping them were the hardest parts for me as well.
     
  13. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    This would be the warning I would give. Using the proper screwdriver is a must.

    Also, be sure to touch a metal part of the Macbook before handling the ram. I usually touch the metal inside the battery compartment.

    Before removing the old ram, note how far in the ram is sitting. That way after installing the new ram, you have some idea how it should look when finished.
     
  14. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    A good place to check for electronic/precision screwdrivers is Radio Shack or Sears, I'm sure maybe Lowes or HomeDepot has them. I have purchased two different electronics screwdriver sets from both of the first two places. The sets come with flat, Phillips, and Torx head screwdrivers and they are labeled with the sizes of them.
     
  15. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    It's a piece of cake, dude. Just make sure you have those screwdrivers that you need to open it with. I had to take a trip to the Home Depot and buy one. =\
     

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