Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Apple Macbook Pro – How to replace the memory of apple MacBook Pro – How to remove the memory card – How to insert the memory card – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the Door
  • How to remove the Memory card
  • How to insert the memory card 

Apple Macbook Pro

Tools Required
This procedure requires the following tools:
 #0 Phillips screwdriver (magnetized)
Clean non-marring work surface
ESD wrist strap and mat
Part Location

Warning: If the computer has been recently operating, allow it to cool down before performing this procedure.
1. Place the computer upside down.
2. Remove four screws from the memory door.

3. Remove the door, as shown.

If only one memory card is installed, the factory installs it in the bottom memory slot.
Memory must be removed from the top slot before removing from the bottom slot.
4. To remove memory cards, carefully spread the two locking tabs for the slot (top or bottom) away from the card on both sides and allow the card to pop up slightly.

5. Pull the card straight back and out of the memory slot. Handle the memory card by the edges only, taking care not to touch the gold contacts.
Replacement Procedure
DDR memory cards do not fit in this slot, only DDR2 (different notch location).
If installing two cards, install into the bottom slot first.
Align the notch in the memory card with the tooth in the slot before inserting.
1. To install memory cards, insert them at a 30-degree angle. Note: Insert the bottom card behind the locking tabs of the top slot.
2. Firmly push the card straight into the slot until it is fully and securely seated along its length.
Note: If the back of the card drops down before it is fully seated, raise it up enough to push it fully into the slot.
3. When the card is fully seated, push the card straight down until the tabs click onto both sides of the card, locking it into place.
4. Verify that the card is fully seated by pushing firmly with your thumbs.
5. Check that the cards are secured by the brackets on both sides.
6. Install the memory door.
7. Replace the battery.
8. Use Apple System Profiler to verify that the memory is recognized. (Choose the menu bar Apple logo > About This Mac, click More Info..., select the System Profile tab, open the Memory Overview.)