Macbook Memory, Corroded

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by heywoodja, May 4, 2008.

  1. heywoodja macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2005
    Milpitas, Ca USA
    Let me start by saying the Macbook has never had any water damage. I Just bought and installed 2 gigs (2x1gig sticks) of new memory in my macbook 13" white. When I took the old memory cards out I saw what looked like corrosion on the dimm connectors. What it looks like is when you see a battery corrode in a devise, white flaky stuff kinda like baking powder. These were factory installed dimms. Obviously I cannot look at the macbook memory connector to see if there is a bigger problem down there without taking the computer further apart. has anybody seen this before. The computer works fine so I am mainly concered with long tern problems. thanks
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    the white thing you see is a special paste apple puts in the memory slots to "lubricate" the memory entrance and avoid damage to the dimms and memory modules.

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