Mac mini ram upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lmcintyre, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. lmcintyre macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2006
    apple wants $600 to put 2gb of ram in my mini, I know I can find the ram for about 1/2 of that, but does anyone know of a company that will do the instalition.

    I usually do ram upgrades myself but with the small form factor and the location of the ram slot under the drive cage, I would feal better if a pro did it.

    thanks allot
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Most Apple Stores, or authorized service centers, will do it for you if you pay them. I don't know how much they charge.
  3. lmcintyre thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2006
    I called both apple stores near me and they said that they will not do installs of 3rd party ram, only apple ram.
  4. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    It is very easy to do it yourself. Heck I'd say with some experience opening my mini with a putty knife now, I can probably do it as fast as the store. The real pain is getting it open, once that's done it is all smooth sailing.

    Only thing to watch out for is disconnecting the ribbon cable leading from the cage to the audioboard before you remove the cage, and remembering to reconnect the fan control cable when replacing the cage.

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