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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?
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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.

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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.

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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.
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