RAM + Broken RAM support piece

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SigEp265, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. SigEp265 macrumors 6502

    SigEp265

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    Hello

    I tried to search for this but I could not find anything.

    I accidentally pulled too hard on the right metal connecting arm for the front RAM stick and it broke off. The RAM seems to still fit just fine in the slot but I was wondering if this something I should get fixed asap? How much would apple charge for something like this? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. grcar Suspended

    grcar

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    My guess is Apple would charge to replace the logic board (a lot).

    Search at https://locate.apple.com/ for an authorized repair shop near you and ask them. Be prepared to get the answer above.
     
  3. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Is the left side connecting arm still intact? If so, that should be good enough to hold the RAM in place and I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. SigEp265 thread starter macrumors 6502

    SigEp265

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    Yes the left side is still perfect. That is what I was thinking as well .. thanks for the reassurance !
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Perhaps there is enough "tension" left with only the one clip to hold the RAM in place.

    If you start getting errors, I would suggest you REMOVE the RAM from that slot, and then buy the largest DIMM you can for the remaining "good slot", and just use the Mini that way for the remainder of its life...
     
  6. SigEp265 thread starter macrumors 6502

    SigEp265

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    I wonder if I can try and fix the arm somehow .. possibly some plastic welding?

    I am surprised more people have not done this before it really wasn't that hard to break it .. I did not put too much force on it.
     
  7. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    If the ram slot works, quit playing around with it. All that matters is that the computer recognizes the ram. Since this is a MacMini, not a laptop, it should have no movement that would jostle the ram out of the slot, so just close it up and be happy the ram is being recognized.

    Or you could just pay about 300 or 400 bucks for a new logic board from Apple.
     

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