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Xx620xX 02-16-2006 10:32 PM

Installing RAM...
 
Last topic I'll start tonight, I swear. Sorry guys. I just know it's $100 less if i only get 1 gig in the Macbook and then put a stick of RAM in myself, my question is how easy is it for a laptop? Do-able? Any walk-throughs?

Discerptor 02-16-2006 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Xx620xX
Last topic I'll start tonight, I swear. Sorry guys. I just know it's $100 less if i only get 1 gig in the Macbook and then put a stick of RAM in myself, my question is how easy is it for a laptop? Do-able? Any walk-throughs?

Apple provides PDFs on their site and instructions in the manual you get with the computer. And the former has PICTURES.

Xx620xX 02-16-2006 10:42 PM

Ha, really? Sweet, thanks!

PowerBookG4 02-16-2006 10:49 PM

It is very much do-able.. never seen a macbook but if its like the powerbook there is a little door with 4 srews (one on each corner) take out the screws.. and plop in the memory.. but the door back on.. and bam.. you have more ram.

Discerptor 02-16-2006 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
It is very much do-able.. never seen a macbook but if its like the powerbook there is a little door with 4 srews (one on each corner) take out the screws.. and plop in the memory.. but the door back on.. and bam.. you have more ram.

Three screws on the PowerBook, all on one edge of the RAM door under the battery. :)

PowerBookG4 02-16-2006 10:51 PM

I have 4 on mine.. not under the batter.. I have the 15 inch 1.5 ghz model.. what model do you have?

Xx620xX 02-16-2006 10:54 PM

I didn't start a hissy, did I? ;) Thanks for the answers guys...

Discerptor 02-16-2006 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
I have 4 on mine.. not under the batter.. I have the 15 inch 1.5 ghz model.. what model do you have?

I have the 17-inch 1.67 GHz model. Ah, right. I remember now. The 15-inch's components are arranged differently. Even the way you put the RAM sticks in, one is under the other, whereas my 2 sticks are next to each other instead. I forgot about that.

And no worries, X. We're just having a confused conversation.

Xx620xX 02-16-2006 11:05 PM

:), good, so, the basic feelings are .... easy no matter what one you have?

Discerptor 02-16-2006 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Xx620xX
:), good, so, the basic feelings are .... easy no matter what one you have?

Yes, very easy. Just make sure you have a number 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

apple_power 02-19-2006 11:16 AM

17" powerbook is the easiest to do as the screws actually turn easily.
My 15" was a pain and it had a lot less room to move around.
12" ibook recent revison flip keuboard 4 screws and that is it. No more airport card to remove like previos revsion.

Quick question what is that sqaure thing under the 17th battery? I never did work it out but am sorely tempted to look at it.

Harryc 02-19-2006 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by apple_power
17" powerbook is the easiest to do as the screws
Quick question what is that sqaure thing under the 17th battery? I never did work it out but am sorely tempted to look at it.

The orange thing in this picture?

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/55/images_thumb/03.jpg

apple_power 02-19-2006 11:46 AM

YES YES YES

That is the blighter alright. Dammed if I can figure what it is as neither 15 or 12 powerbooks or ibooks have the blighter.

thanks Haryc, but what is it?

Harryc 02-19-2006 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by apple_power
YES YES YES

That is the blighter alright. Dammed if I can figure what it is as neither 15 or 12 powerbooks or ibooks have the blighter.

thanks Haryc, but what is it?

Don't know :) I have a 15" powerbook as well.

gonzea 02-19-2006 12:22 PM

I installed my 2 gigs on my new powerbook last week. I opened the booklet that came with the powerbook and it shows you pictures of how to do it. It took me like 1 minute! Anyone can do it!


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