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How to Install Memory in your MacBook Pro

If you need RAM for MacBook Pro machines, you have to make sure you know how to do a MacBook Pro RAM upgrade installation.  memory for your MacBook Pro machine.  If you feel that you need help, do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-831-4569 or by email at You can also find Apple guides on how to install memory for MacBook Pro machines.  To prepare for an installation, you need to make sure to turn them off and remove any cords and unplug them. Have a clean area where you will be able to work.

Installing and Upgrading Your Memory

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Turn off the computer, let it cool, and remove the cables. Turn it over and remove the screws holding the back plate onto the machine, and then remove the cover plate by removing the 10 screws, as is the case with the MacBook Pro Unibody series. Make sure you discharge static electricity before you touch any of the internal components. Using an anti-static wrist strap is the wisest choice. You can remove the existing memory by pushing the ejector levers to the side and then use the notches to remove the card – do not touch the gold connectors. Take your new memory card and carefully insert it into the slot. You will hear a click when it is in place. Replace the bottom of the case and turn on the computer.

The preceding is for the newer unibody machines. However, with the older pre-unibody machines on the market, you will find the method for adding memory was a bit different. In those older machines, you would remove the battery and then remove three screws to open the machine. Even though it was easier to get into the pre-unibody machines, they did not have quite as many upgrade options.