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iMac - Installing ram (HELP ME!!!)


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ugh. i bought 4 gigs of ram, two 2 gig sticks, installed one of them in the other slot, but i CAN'T get the ram out of the other slot. I pull on the ejector flap but it just won't budge, am i missing something???

i have the iMac intel 2.8ghz 24" screen. I booted it up to make sure the other ram worked and it's now showing 3 gigs. awesome, but i'd like to max it out with the other 2gig stick. i just can't seem to get that other 1gb stick out.
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Should just pull out after undoing clips. Here is a how-to and good luck as maybe it is just a tight fitting module:-

http://www.ehow.com/how_2032439_imac-intel-ram.html
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what clips? all i have is a flap thing that it says to pull out with
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ugh i need help!!! no one had this problem!!!?!?!?
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Try pulling the flap a lot harder, but be careful!! It just needs more force than you like to use. trust me!! The same thing happened to me.
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I don't own an iMac, but here's the installation procedure from Apple:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306204

It looks like you have to pull on the tab to get the memory to eject...
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yes, i know i have to pull a flap. but i just can't pull it hard enough i think, my fingers slip off. i'm going to have to use pliers or something
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Or try using a towel. You have to pull pretty hard but it will pop out.
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I would not use pliers as the metal may short something out. The towel is a good idea or perhaps rubber gloves would help grip them tighter.
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i figured it out, i used one of those things that you use to grip the bottles on a 2liter. i love those things
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Good on you Montie. When I said unclip wrong word - untuck untuck untuck.

Now if you want to try something really tight, wait until you replace a superdrive and have to remove the power lead!
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I had this problem. Just use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull it out. It works!
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I would not use pliers as the metal may short something out.
It really has no chance of doing that, there is a reason why you unplug everything out of it first.

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