Memory Question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by coach4life, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. coach4life, Aug 22, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011

    coach4life macrumors newbie

    coach4life

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    I upgraded to 8GB ram when I bought my Mini. Ram arrived before the Mini so I popped in the new ram before first boot up. Put the 2GB in the blister pack and requested an RMA. Returned the ram for the rebate and today was told, "No rebate. This Ram if from a MacBookPro." How could they tell? Is there a difference? Do I have a complaint to take to Apple?
     
  2. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    There isn't a difference. I don't understand the rebate tho?
     
  3. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    i don't have an answer to this but this interests me. i forget if the Mini uses laptop RAM or not. too lazy to google it so i'll wait for some expert response :p
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'm not quite sure what you're trying to get a refund for, but the mini and the MBP do share the same size memory, although depending on the model, they can be different types.
     
  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    From here it sounds like you bought RAM (eg. Corsair or Crucial), put it in your Mini, then sent back the 2 GBs to try and get a refund. If that's the case, yes, they can easily tell the RAM you pulled from the Mini isn't actually theirs.

    If I'm wrong, please explain.
     
  6. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I believe he is talking about OWC which will buy back your old RAM. They refer to it is an RMA which while technically a correct term always confuses everyone.

    As for the OP... Have you tried contacting them and getting them to take another look at it?
     
  7. coach4life thread starter macrumors newbie

    coach4life

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    OWC requires an RMA for their rebate program.

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    I thank all for their collaboration. I am calling OWC this AM and objecting more forcefully in an effort to get the buy-back.
     
  8. theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    Mac mini (Mid 2011) computers have two internal memory slots. These slots accept a standard PC3-10600 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMMs (Small Outline DIMM) with the following specifications:

    PC3-10600 DDR3
    Unbuffered
    Non-parity
    204-pin module
    1333 MHz

    Yes, it's "laptop" RAM.
     
  9. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I purchased an 8GB memory upgrade from OWC (did not know about the rebate/buy back program, though) for both my MBP and Mac Mini and they were EXACTLY the same memory chips. I'm not sure what their issue is...
     

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