problem installing ram on my macbook...

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

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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    Try harder I had a little trouble with mine then I finally got the bugger out
     
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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

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

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

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