Macbook Ram Replacement Problem

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

  1. floodcasso2 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    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

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    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 68020

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    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

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    Thanks for the tip. That might just be what I need.
     

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