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    Aug 15, 2011
    Macbook 4.1 RAM problem
    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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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    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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    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    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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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    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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