Upgrading RAM without putting iMac down

Discussion in 'iMac' started by casjohnr, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. casjohnr macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2007
    Has anyone tried upgrading the iMac Aluminium RAM without lying it flat on a table?

    It looks possible with a small enough screwdriver to be able to tilt the screen up as far as it will go then just unscrew the door and pop the RAM in.

    So any luck?
  2. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    Why in the world do you want to do this? Just for the trill of possibly knocking it over while you upgrade. Sorry. I don't get it.
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    At your own risk...

    Slide your imac to the edge of the desk, tilt it all the way back, and access like that.

    I've done it on both of my white iMacs - doubt you'll have any trouble.

    Just use caution when it comes to static this time of year - make sure you're grounded out, and minimize your body movement when actually handling the ram.
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Hey guys, has anyone tried installing a new hard drive while in the shower? I'm really busy these days, and it would help if I could bring my Mac with me and save some time while cleaning up tomorrow morning. What do you think? :^)
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    You may not think his idea is the best - but seriously - maybe he does not have enough desk space to safely lay it down flat?

    So quick to criticize here. :rolleyes:
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I've moved my iMac to the edge of the desk and opened the RAM door before. It's not that difficult but it might take a a bit of work to lean over to see the door.

    At first I thought you wanted to install the RAM without turning the iMac off...
  7. casjohnr thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2007
    Well I managed the edge of the desk trick and got 1 2gb stick in...But the factory stick refuses to budge and I'm pulling as hard as I dare on the tab!

    Any hints?

    P.S iMac is really sweet now with this upgrade
  8. CashGap macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2007
    Music City, USA
    Yes, because I didn't read any instructions. It just seemed like common sense, though I did grab a right-angle phillips screwdriver.

    No problems. YMMV.

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