Upgrading MacBook RAM

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This guide explains how to upgrade the RAM in a MacBook.

Contents

Step One

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  1. Use a coin to turn the battery catch 90 degrees from its normal position, and remove the battery.

Step Two

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  1. Remove the three evenly spaced Philips screws from the rear wall of the battery compartment.
  2. Lift the L shaped metal cover and pull gently to the right to remove.

Step Three

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  1. Pull back on the metal lever and slide the RAM chip out from its compartment.
  2. Slide in the new RAM in until it is seated. Repeat for a second RAM chip - it does not matter which goes in which slot, as long as they are pushed right in.

Note: Using force may damage the RAM, or worse, the MacBook.

To finish, insert the metal cover again, then re-apply the screws, before inserting the battery.

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