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How to Install Memory in your MacBook

If you have never installed RAM for MacBook machines, do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-831-4569 or by email at  Also, you can find our installation videos and installation guides that should assist you with how to install memory for MacBook machines.  In order to prepare for a memory installation, please make to turn your machine off and remove any cords. Have a clean area where you will be able to work.

Installing and Upgrading Your Memory

Shut down the computer and let it cool. Make sure everything is disconnected from the machine and make sure the cover is closed. Turn the computer over and remove the bottom of the case by removing the 8 screws, as is the case with the MacBook Unibody series. Lift it off the computer and set it aside with the screws. Touch the metal to discharge static electricity.

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Only touch the memory components when you are replacing memory in the machine. Remove the ejectors and take out the memory, being careful not to touch the connectors. Take your new memory and align it with the notch, tilting the card slightly so it will slide into the slot. Press down firmly but carefully until you hear a click. Replace the case and turn on the computer to test it.

Important Tip: Something that you are going to want to remember when you are taking out the memory is that the DIMMs will require quite a bit of force to remove. This is normal, and as long as you are using an anti-static strap, you don’t have to worry about using too much force when you are putting the memory in and snapping it out. They are very strong. Just make sure that you have on an anti-static strap while working so that you do not short them out.