problem installing ram on my macbook...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by desistyle, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I just got a new macbook (my old one had a problem so they gave me a brand new one).

    I want to install 4 gigs of ram I purchased, but the middle screw of the metal bracket is IMPOSSIBLE to remove. The left and right screws were easily to loosen, but I can't get the middle one to even budge.

    Any ideas? thanks!
  2. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    heat causes the metal to expand. wait for it to cool a bit. But honestly it wont make much of a difference. Work out your fingers. Build a house. Strengthen those suckers and try again.
  3. desistyle thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    on my previous macbook I removed them easily... I let it cool all night..still couldn't do it...
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Try harder I had a little trouble with mine then I finally got the bugger out
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    I agree, I had one that was extremely hard to get loose. Good luck.
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Press firmly and try a quick 10 degree twist no more as you may strip it.
  7. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    ...and once you get them loose, be sure not to tighten them too much when rescrewing.

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