RAM holder

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brr10b, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. brr10b macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2014
    I recently dropped my macbook and the holder for the top RAM card broke off. Now every time I put my laptop down too hard the RAM comes unseated and my computer shuts down. Is there any way to fix this without purchasing a new logic board?
  2. triplelucky macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Tucson, Arizona, USA
    You might be able to “rig” it to work, but otherwise you’ll need to replace the logic board.

    Can you post a pix?
  3. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    Hmmm.. if it is much like the design of holders in my 2007 and 2011 MBPs, I am quite sure it is an Integral Part, and maybe a small bit of well-placed Silicone on each end of the RAM stick (avoiding the Electrical Contacts of course!!) would do the trick.. I hope..

    I can not see a better 'fix' if as I picture the issue.. Good luck!!
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    put some thing non conductive, llke a couple folds of paper on top of the SIMM so that the MB back cover puts a little pressure on the SIMM. That may prevent the SIMM from coming lose.

    Time to plan on a new rMBP that is all soldered on and/or screwed down. ;)

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