Upgrading the memory

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bluesTank, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. bluesTank macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    I bought my macbook 2 weeks ago and I was wondering if it is too late to get my memory upgraded to 4gb BY apple at the price it would have originally cost. it is $300 for the memory itself on the mac website instead of the $150 it would have been with the laptop. Is this possible?

    The main reason I don't want to do it myself is that I am terrified of opening my battery cover and having the "loose battery" problem everyone else is having. I figure if they installed it and that happened, they would have to give me a new book.

  2. Yoda3984 macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2008
    I was afraid of the loose battery cover issue, too. But I've taken it off several times and it still fits snug. Sometimes you just have to take the chance.

    Honestly, I'm not quite sure if Apple would replace the memory at the $150 cost or not, though it wouldn't make sense to me if they did. You'd be just as well off calling an Apple Store or customer service and asking.
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    You just may be able to find the RAM for cheaper than $150 and perform the operation yourself. Then if you have a loose battery problem, that's when you should Apple involved. Advantage: You'll have backup RAM chips Disadvantage: None

    Anyway, IMHO Apple won't cut you the deal and it'll be the $300 and you can definitely save money from that price. -GDF
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Go to an apple store, speak to a manager, tell them you want the apple ram buyback program. Tell them you know it exists from mac message boards. I did that for the 150 on my macbook.

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