Powerbook Memory No Longer Recognized

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chancellor, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. chancellor macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2003
    My 1.5 year old Powerbook has two memory so-dimms (each 512 MB). Recently, the lower slot's memory stopped being recognized. I tried reseating the so-dimm and it fixed the problem briefly, but soon stopped recognizing that so-dimm again.

    I then tried swapping the two so-dimms, and while that fixed the problem briefly, eventually the _same_ slot's memory wouldn't be recognized.

    It's clear that the memory itself is not the problem. Is there anything that can be done to fix this, or am I looking at a bad motherboard?

    Also, since I don't have AppleCare, what's the best way to deal with Apple Support (i.e. can I just pay for the repair without paying for a tech support incident file)?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    You should give Apple a call and see what they say. Maybe they would just allow you to send it in to them. You could also try a local reseller.

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