- Jun 18, 2015
So I just got my 8gb 4x2 crucial ram for my macbook pro 2012 mid, but now I am contemplating if I should buy the equipment myself and do it or go to a store. I looked at a video and it seemed fairly easy but the one thing that makes me nervous is all these cautions about static and destroying my components in my laptop. I would like to do it myself instead of paying money to get somebody to do it because one store said 50 dollars another said 100 dollars and that seems a lot of money for just installing ram. Maybe if I can get some questions better I will feel better. Do you think I should buy any equipment to take out and install my new ram? I was thinking about getting a antistatic mat and wrist strap. Is this needed? also when I get the wrist strap where do I put the little alligator clip? People say put it on bear metal but I don't know what that is. Is it the silvery layer on the outside of my mac right now? Also is a granite table good to do this on? Also should I get anti static spray? should I wear a shirt when doing this because I don't want to make static. Sorry I don't have much experience but I would hope to not let someone else do this and make myself do this to save time/money/ and gain experience. What do you guys think? Also I heard something about grounding a cord and stuff like that not sure what that means I feel like I can never get a good answer when just looking it up on the internet. Also anyone know where I can buy these items? Best Buy Staples? Thanks to all in advance.