Macbook Ram Replacement Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by floodcasso2, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. floodcasso2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    Hey everyone. I'm trying to upgrade the RAM on my 2.16ghz White MacBook. On trying to loosen the screws on the L-shaped bracket, using a 00-philips head screwdriver, both the left and right screws loosen perfectly on the first try, but the middle one refuses to budge. I don't want to strip the screw, what should I do?
  2. finnschi macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    it might just be worn out a bit don't worry if you brake the srew you can get a new one in any HW store....... just apply some more Force! :D
  3. floodcasso2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    I can't buy a new bracket or screw if I can't get the original one out in the first place, and I'd really rather not damaging the whole thing. I heard they put loctite on the ends of some of the screws. I guess this might be the problem. Looks like I might have to visit a genius for this one.

    unless anyone else has an opinion of course :)
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    get yourself an angled phillips,(L shaped) apply thumb pressure to hold the point in the screw head, and ratchet to the left to unloosen. A shot of WD-40 on the screw head,applied w/ a Q tip will help. They don't use lock-tite.
    Worked on mine:eek:
  5. floodcasso2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    Thanks for the tip. That might just be what I need.

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