Late 2006 RAM upgrade problem, helped needed!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tallchris, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. tallchris macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Trying to put my RAM in 17" late 2006 iMac (Intel), but the lever is blocked by this silver thingy?

    What should I do? Take the whole thing apart? Is it safe to cut? What does it do? See photo

  2. tallchris thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    thats the problem it doesn't look like that, and i can't move the lever because its in the way.....
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    But that cable seems to be flexible, can't you pull it down a bit, or above the lever? Or is it too rigid?
    Is that the first time this iMac's RAM gets updated?
  4. tallchris thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Just incase anyone else comes across this thread in a similar situation:

    It tore when I was trying tease the memory out without it ripping, installed it as normal, and everything seems fine, looks like it is just there to stop dust or something.

    So to sum much doesn't matter if it rips.

    I believe this was the first time the memory had been changed (had 1GB to start with, with a brand apple uses), the bloke who owns it says it was it storage a while might have happened, first time i'd touched it in any case.
  5. iMacC2D, Oct 15, 2011
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