MBP Retina RAM Upgrade (Mid 2012)

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  1. baidoc macrumors newbie

    baidoc

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    Hi,

    I have 8GB RAM. I was wondering, would be possible to upgrade my RAM? I'm not sure, I just heard it's very difficult almost impossible due to the retina. (easier for non-retina devices to upgrade)

    Anyone of you done it? Need to take it to a specialist?

    PS: I did search before posting, couldn't find.
     
  2. lionkin macrumors regular

    lionkin

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    MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, for instance, the RAM is not upgradable. MacBook Pro retina display ram is soldered onto the logic board, which means that it cannot be upgraded after it is purchased.
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/06/13/teardown_of_retina_display_macbook_pro_finds_soldered_ram_propreitary_ssd
     
  3. Count Blah macrumors 68030

    Count Blah

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    Sorry, you are but another one stuck in the disposable computer farce Apple has chosen to subject it's customers to.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    There is no way to upgrade it.

    It's soldered to the logic board. If it's soldered, that's it. It's not upgradeable.
     
  5. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    The RAM on the logic board may not be upgradable, but you can certainly upgrade to 16gb by replacing the whole logic board. My Mid-2012 2.6ghz/16gb/650M logic board went bad last week. Local Apple Certified repair shop is replacing it for $450. I don't see any reason you couldn't "upgrade" by replacing the logic board.

    Personally I'd just sell the machine and buy another if it's otherwise functional.
     
  6. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    It's not upgradeable... yet. Unless until OWC and iFixit have to save their lives providing DIY logic board soldering kits.
     

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