Problems installing ram in an aluminum imac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by abluehaze, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. abluehaze macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2008
    I'm trying to install a 2 gig stick of ram into my iMac in the 2nd slot which has been empty until now, but the black "tab" that the manual talks about to unseat the ram appears to be too long. The black tab is so long that it is curled up inside of the slot so that if I put the module in there I don't see how it's going to seat properly because that black tab is going to block it. Has anyone else run into this? BTW... the other slot where the original ram is seated doesn't appear to have the longer tab inside.

    Thanks in advance for your help....
  2. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    That is by design. Pull the tab out. It's just curled up inside because it is meant to be long. Then seat your ram, then put the tab back in. on the top of the ram so to speak. see how the arrows in the tutorial are curved?

    Good luck

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