RAM upgrade-HELP!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mr. Monsieur, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Mr. Monsieur macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    So...I'm trying to add the extra RAM I just got from Crucial...a friend stopped by with HER iBook a few days ago and asked me to put her RAM in...I printed the instructions off the Apple website and went to work. Although the pictures were confusing, I did finally figure out which way the RAM was supposed to go in...I closed up the laptop and fired it up...only to find that th RAM wasn't being recognized. She decided to go ahead and bring it to a shop, assuming that I was just incompetent (which is not completely impossible!...especially as it was my first time installing RAM) My question to myself is-did I apply enough pressure in putting the RAM in? My question to y'all: is it necessary to apply a little pressure? I don't want to force it, but if it's necessary...
  2. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    you have to apply quite a bit, you stick it in at a 45 degree angle so its in the slot, and press down, there are 2 plastic tabs that the ram snaps into. You will actually hear the snap also. If it snaps down its in the way it should be, since you didnt mention the tabs i get the feeling you didnt snap the ram down. and the ram goes with the "chips" on the stick facing up.
  3. Mr. Monsieur thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    "If it snaps down its in the way it should be, since you didnt mention the tabs i get the feeling you didnt snap the ram down."

    I forgot to mention that part...I *did* in fact snap the RAM down...but I still got the sense that a connection had not been made...especially as I did not use much pressure...
  4. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    Since it snapped you probably applied enough pressure. Since everyones defintion of much pressure might be different it is hard to say. The best thing to do is do it repeatedly after rebooting to see if it just happened to make bad connection or something. It is possible it is the wrong memory for another ibook or another mac. they might have shipped the wrong one, you might have ordered the wrong one, or else the chip might be defective. Check out the order and memory numbers on the chip first, then contact crutial next.


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