Late 2006 Macbook - Ram problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ih8reno, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    I recently purchased a macbook sold as for parts. The issue was that the screen would only stay on if you opened it at a certain angle. Well That was a quick fix reseating the cables connected to the display. After that I attempted to upgrade the ram from 1 1gb stick installed to 2 sticks of 1gb. When I put ram in the unused slot the mac wont chime. I've tried putting the original ram in that slot and same results. Oddly enough when i try a working 2gb stick in the 1 working slot it registers it as only 1gb. Anyone have any suggestions not revolving around me buying a new macbook?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    According to Apple's specifications, that machine can only do 2 GB in total (2x1GB). They're known for understatements, and it should really do 3GB in total (2+1GB).

    You have a defective RAM slot.
     
  3. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Any idea why my 2GB stick only registers as 1GB?
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Nope. I suppose two defective slots (one entirely and one partly) is a bit far-fetched. And I don't believe there's any limitation to which of the two slots can take the 2GB module.
     

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