White powder on my RAM sets?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TheBeastman13, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    I just swapped my stock 2x 1 GB RAM sets for some OWC 2x2 GB sets. Upon removIng the stock chip sets, I notice there is a white substance built up on the pins. Now, I sustained water damage to my keyboard two months back( using my macbook in the bathroom to play music whilst showering, hit the keys with water on hands). Is this white substance corrosion from the water dripping into my keyboard? Will it affect my new RAM sets, if so, what can I do to clean the white stuff from my RAM slots without damaging anything up in the slots? Thank you for your help!
  2. IllmasterMath macrumors regular

    May 16, 2012
    I also found a white substance on my RAM pins when upgrading earlier this year. An Apple Genius told me it was oxidation and that it's quite common.
  3. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ok, thanks for the reply. Good to hear it is common and nothing to fret about.
  4. mentaluproar macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    Ohio, USA
    perhaps you should consider an airport express and some speakers instead of risking your entire laptop.
  5. MasterMacBook macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Austarlia, W.A
    Don't stress, it is meant to be there, helps connection etc..

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