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I opened up my late 2008 15.4 MBP to see what configuration of RAM I had. I am going to upgrade to 4GB from the factory two. It took about five minutes to open the thing up.

Are the 2009's the same? I have a new one waiting for my mom to get back from... um... I forget where she is. Somewhere in Europe. Maybe I'll open it up just to see what it looks like inside.
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The latest MBP 15" models already have 4 Gb of memory installed. No need to open it up and look to see what's inside. You know that old story about what curiosity did to the cat?

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The latest MBP 15" models already have 4 Gb of memory installed. No need to open it up and look to see what's inside. You know that old story about what curiosity did to the cat?

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Its hard to resist. I know the new ones have 4GB, but I have a 2008. I won't remove the RAM like I did mine, but I would like to see if this new irreplaceable battery is truly irreplaceable.
If I do open it (what mom doesn't know won't hurt her) I'll post pics and maybe a video.
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Uh, your last post sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

First of all, you'll be voiding her warranty. She may not like that.

Second, let me save you some time -- YES, the irreplaceable battery is irreplaceable.

I really would leave other people's property alone if I were you.
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And you would feel exactly how?... if one of your friends took apart your $2,000 piece of electronics because they just wanted to see... and something happened... or nothing happens until 6 months later when you take it to the manufacturer for repair and they tell you it'll cost $800 to fix because your warranty is void. I'd venture to say, you'd not be too happy.

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Uh, your last post sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

First of all, you'll be voiding her warranty. She may not like that.

Second, let me save you some time -- YES, the irreplaceable battery is irreplaceable.

I really would leave other people's property alone if I were you.
Not that I disagree with you insomuch that the machine shouldn't be opened unless the OP has his mother's permission, but I do believe the cover can be removed without voiding the warranty. Apple actually provides instructions for the procedure as part of their memory upgrade documentation (which is considered user-serviceable).

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Did I forget to mention I bought the laptop for her?

and its not like I don't have experience opening laptops. I have 12 years of IT experience; I've been fixing laptops since I lost my job in September. I buy them off Craigslist, fix them and sell them on eBay. It isn't much but its enough to cover certain expenses.
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