Process for installing new memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryderc0, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. ryderc0 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    I have to admit upfront that I am not tech savvy... but am hoping for a little advice from the mac community. I purchased new Ram for my macbook pro 13 in. There are plenty of details on how to install the new memory, but I can't find any process detailing what should be done beforehand... (running backup's , and then any process for restarting etc...) I have time machine set up, but am concerned that I will run the backup, install the new memory, and then be stuck sitting here scratching my head wondering what I did wrong. Thoughts on what needs to be done before the install, and then after to be back up and running?... I hugely appreciate any feedback.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You don't have to do anything, just replace the RAM. RAM is erased everytime you shut down so there won't be any data. Everything will be the same when you boot with your upped RAM
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Installing RAM is probably the most simple thing you can do with a MBP. It's always a good idea to have a current backup with Time Machine or other software.

    All you need to do is turn it off, remove the battery, then remove the cover where the RAM is, then pop the chips out and put in the new ones. Then put the cover back on, replace the battery, turn the MBP on and enjoy.

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