MacBook Ram coated with white substance?

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  1. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

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    It was all over each contact on the ram.

    I would u/l a pic but my camera sucks.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    It looks like a white paste on both sticks of ram. It seems to work fine.
     
  2. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

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    you're alright. no big. it isn't corrosion. i've noticed it as well.
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    ...did you get down and dirty with your MacBook
     
  5. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I think that it's on there to help get the ram easily into the slot.
     
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  8. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    It might be an anti-dessicant, like they usually have in little packs in electronics.
     
  9. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    god they're just putting thermal paste on everything now arent they :D ;)
     
  10. chem macrumors regular

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    There was actually a picture in another thread where there was thermal paste on the RAM. Ludicrous, but true. I dont know if it was a SR MBP.

    It wouldn't be a dessicant; silica gel wouldn't generally be a sticky white goo.
     
  11. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    It's some sort of lubricant/conductor to facilitate installation of the RAM and conductive because it should be. Don't bother about it, it's perfectly normal... and slightly beneficial I believe.
     
  12. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    I know you can find this this in the manual somewhere.

    Apple uses white lubricant to help seat the RAM more easily when they install it. It is harmless and does not need to be cleaned.
     
  13. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I just ordered a refurb 2.16 MB, and immediately took out the 2x512G sticks to replace with the stock 1G sticks from my MBP. I saw this substance too. I was worried it was corrosion from a battery problem. After that I was thinking maybe salt buildup (obviously not a nice thing to see on ANY computer part). I am glad to hear this at least somewhat normal.
     
  14. angelodmhl macrumors member

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    I know that the macbooks are sexy little machines, with nice little ports and everything, but jeez...

    i kid, i kid:p

    I didn't find any white substance on my memory chips, but they smelled really funny when i pulled them out.
     
  15. chaoticbear macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's just Apple's white=sexy and sleek theory at work?
     
  16. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    :confused::confused::confused: :rolleyes::D
     
  17. mayoko185 macrumors member

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    that made me lol! :D
     
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