Need some help 2010 mini RAM reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bstehmy2, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. bstehmy2 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2015
    I was moving ram between computers and closed the empty ram sockets on my mini.

    For some reason no matter what I try they will not pop up so I can install the different ram.

    Any suggestions, what am I doing wrong?… Thanks much.
  2. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Not sure I'm following what you mean by "closed the empty ram sockets on mymini"

    ... but that aside, the clips that hold the RAM in, just need to be pulled out enough, and the DIMM doesn't always just "pop up", you might have to gently lift it up, past the clips (the RAM can kind of get snagged on the clips).

    If you're having problems, a second set of hands can be very helpful. One person holds the clips out, the other person _gently_ lifts the RAM up, then out.

    Note my use of _gently_ more than once, you do not want to break a clip.

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