broken arm of the memory slot, macbook pro (2010)

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Hello everyone,

I am new here.
My problem is the broken arms of my top memory slot of my macbook pro (medio 2010)

Anybody got the solution to resolve this?

Pleas help.

Regards,

Rishi
 

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I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "broken arm" of your top memory slot? If the memory slot has been damaged in some way so that it can no longer be used to insert a memory module, then, the entire logic board has to be replaced. And that's an expensive repair.
 

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I'm thinking the OP is talking about the little locking/release tabs on the sides of the ram slots that retain/secure the ram in place.

I don't think that there's a way to repair this...other than a replacement logic board (which would be way over-kill to solve this). I've had used computers where one of the ram retaining tabs was broken…but not both.

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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing but wasn't sure what he meant. I've seen computers where the memory slot retaining locks were missing because the owner didn't know how to remove a module and used brute force. Compaq DeskPro machines were especially difficult to remove and replace modules. Remember those? :p
 

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Ohh yes...remember those!

I remember these ram locking/retaining tabs used to be made of a spring steel material (and were a bit more forgiving). And when you locked the ram in place...you got a nice "click" sound.:)

But I think now they are made of plastic in many cases. And as we know...as plastic ages (and is exposed to heat inside of a computer)...the plastic gets brittle. Then "bad" things can happen!:(

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