Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2007
    Problems installing ram in aluminum iMac
    I'm trying to install a 2 gig stick of ram into my iMac in the 2nd slot which has been empty until now, but the black "tab" that the manual talks about to unseat the ram appears to be too long. The black tab is so long that it is curled up inside of the slot so that if I put the module in there I don't see how it's going to seat properly because that black tab is going to block it. Has anyone else run into this? BTW... the other slot where the original ram is seated doesn't appear to have the longer tab inside.

    Thanks in advance for your help....

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    What year\model of iMac? Looking at the Apple instructions from their knowledge base it shows two module slots: An upper slot and a lower slot.

    Nothing is shown or mentioned about a black tab.... Apple says to use the ejector tabs to remove the modules. The ejector tabs swivel outward to remove an already seated module. The ejector tabs are probably swiveled in toward the module seat in the empty slot. Swiveling them outward should allow the module to be seated unobstructed.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Problems installing ram
    By t palms in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 11:42 PM
  2. More audio problems with 24" aluminum iMac in XP SP3
    By progrocker69 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-17-2008, 08:02 PM
  3. upgrading RAM, what brand is better for aluminum iMac?
    By jxrxdx in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-05-2007, 10:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts