Ram slot concerns

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by achou0722, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. achou0722 macrumors newbie

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    My 2009 Macbook Pro seems to have a problematic DIMM1 slot. I previously upgraded my MB Pro from 4GB to 8GB of ram, everything was fine until today (or at the very least, I only noticed it today). I opened the system properties and noticed that the system indicated 4GB, instead of 8GB. Popped open the back and did the following:

    1. Switched the ram from DIMM0 to DIMM1
    -Same issue, DIMM1 not indicating anything. Ram verified working

    2. Popped out DIMM0
    -Failed. Popped it back out, suddenly worked.

    3. Installed DIMM0 and DIMM1
    -DIMM1 failed again.

    4. Reinstalled DIMM0/DIMM1
    -Everything suddenly worked

    I'm led to believe that the DIMM1 slot is being weird. However, I can't concluded that it's a fully defective considering it's working again. Should I be concerned at all with these observations?

    PS: The primary reason in which I'm concerned is that I dropped my computer a few weeks back. Fell roughly 2-3 feet onto tile like flooring. The screen corners (near the hinge) bent inwards and pushed in (dented) the metal corners near the keyboard.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Maybe the drop slightly rattled one of the RAM sticks out of it's socket enough that the connection is intermittent?

    The drop may have indeed damaged your RAM slots. Only time will tell.
     
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