Trouble removing new iMac RAM

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  1. luke.mac1 macrumors member

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    I've just opened my iMac's ram slot and can't for the life of me get the memory out. I've tried pulling the tab but nothing happens...
    Anyone able to help me?
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Flip open the two hitches on the two ends of each slot. The memory stick will be lifted up and you can then easily remove it.
    To install one, carefully fit the notch on the stick with the hump in the slot and then push the stick into the slot. The stick fits into the slot with the hitches closed. You can hear the clicks.
     
  3. Phil A. Moderator

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    That's good advice for most computers, but won't work for an iMac.
    To remove iMac memory you have to tug pretty hard on the plastic tab and it will pop the memory out. Don't be afraid to give it a good tug - it can be quite stiff.
     
  4. luke.mac1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks...I'll give it a try later when I'm feeling brave again lol
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Hey Phil A. thats my name btw you are correct.
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Why are you pulling memory out?

    You should have spent 100 pounds on 8 gigs of ram (2 X 4) and added it to the current 4 gigs to give you a total of 12.
     
  7. rcook macrumors newbie

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    I went the 12 GB route, but decided to pull the existing ram to see what direction the chips go in, rather than guess wrong and force the chip in the wrong direction initially.
     
  8. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    True for any iMac that is 2007 or later. :)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1423
     
  9. josh1231 macrumors regular

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    They don't have to be forced in to the slot, so if you're pushing them into the slot and they don't go, you have them the wrong direction. Reverse and try again. Easier than removing Ram, especially if you're having a problem doing that.
     
  10. luke.mac1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Done!

    I just got home from work and changed it...16GB RAM now :D

    It took some serious tugging of those tabs to get the little buggers to pop out though... Ah well! All done now.
    Thanks for the advice.
     

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