New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook 4.1 RAM problem


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
awdxtc

 
Member Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posts: 18
awdxtc is on a distinguished road

awdxtc is offline
Hello, I have a macbook 4.1 and recently I thought I had a ram card that went bad. Upon replacing it I discovered that it was not the ram that was bad, but the actual slot itself. Is there a way this can be fixed or would a new mother board be needed?
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,179
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
If the ram slot is bad...then you will need a new logic board. New mother boards are not cheap...and would probably exceed the current value of a MacBook 4,1.

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Slydude

 
Slydude's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 6,849
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.8,3 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 4

Slydude is online now
I'm not a repair guy by any means but I think a bad ram slot means changing out the logic board. I am assuming you tried a known good chip in the slot (such as using your existing good chip). If the "new" chip does not work in that slot there could be other reasons.

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 41,406
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
To the OP:

Do some hard googling. There were several threads in the Apple Discussion Forums on how to fix or repair a memory slot that seems to be bad. If I remember correctly, the repair was a simple one and was a do it yourself project. I tried to find the thread for you but no luck and I'm currently pressed for time.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« MacBook Pro slow with internal LCD, Fast on external | Macbook Pro doesn't automatically wake from sleep? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Macbook Pro RAM upgrade problem mrtomrichy Apple Notebooks 2 11-07-2012 06:08 PM
Max RAM for MacBook Pro and type of RAM? puffo25 Apple Notebooks 3 08-19-2010 12:55 AM
Ram Upgrade for MacBook Pro AUZambo Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 08-01-2010 08:11 PM
How many Apple techs does it take to fix a MacBook? dougnewman Apple Notebooks 8 11-09-2008 02:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?