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MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 RAM Replacement

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Two RAM slots allow up to 2 GB of PC2-5300 RAM.

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Step 1 RAM  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

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Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the chip directly out from its connector.

  • If there are two RAM chips installed, repeat the above procedure for the second chip.