Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1

    Montie Da Champ's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts
    234
    Installing ram (HELP ME!!!)
    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.

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,098
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    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

  3. #3

    Montie Da Champ's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts
    234
    what clips? all i have is a flap thing that it says to pull out with

  4. #4

    Montie Da Champ's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts
    234
    ugh i need help!!! no one had this problem!!!?!?!?

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Dec 07, 2007
    Posts
    54
    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.

  6. #6

    digitalscrap's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 14, 2007
    Posts
    185
    Specs:
    White 2GHz C2D Macbook - 3GB RAM, 80GB HDD
    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...

  7. #7

    Montie Da Champ's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts
    234
    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

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Oct 28, 2007
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    24" iMac, 2.4GHz C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive, OS X 10.5.1
    Or try using a towel. You have to pull pretty hard but it will pop out.

  9. #9

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,098
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    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.

  10. #10

    Montie Da Champ's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts
    234
    i figured it out, i used one of those things that you use to grip the bottles on a 2liter. i love those things

  11. #11

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,098
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    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!

  12. #12


    Member Since
    Dec 19, 2007
    Posts
    6
    I had this problem. Just use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull it out. It works!

  13. #13

    Gaz's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    49
    Specs:
    24" iMac 2.8 GHz / Mac Mini 1.66 GHz
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    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.
    24" iMac 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 580GB EHDD, Firewave, 7.1 Sound System. Mac Mini 2.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, 2.1 Sound System, 19" LCD Flat Screen Monitor, EyeTV with Miglia Mini. Apple TV 160GB.iPod Mini Blue 6GB

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Installing RAM
    By LoganTyler in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-11-2011, 12:34 AM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-01-2009, 07:03 PM
  3. Installing RAM help!!!
    By czarredd in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-19-2008, 10:54 AM
  4. Installing RAM
    By utepminerfan in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2007, 09:47 AM
  5. Installing RAM
    By chronic in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2007, 09:29 AM

Posting Permissions

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