I think that it is crap that nobody has tried to solder on their own RAM. You can buy the ICs online from the manufacturer and flow them on with simple hot air gun. Further, if you lack the skills to do this. You can find many people who do laptop motherboard repair who have professional Pick and Place machines, reflow ovens, hot plates etc, and will be happy to do it for you at a small cost. Even GPU upgrades should be possibly if you have a compatible chip, but RAM, of all things, would be the simplest as you can solder it in by hand and does not require an X-ray to confirm a connection. Here is a nice video demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZypXa9BDXHw I also think it is crap that apple wont do this for you even if you offer to pay.