iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308 RAM Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

Upgrade your RAM for an instant increase in speed.

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Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

  • Loosen the three Phillips screws securing the access door to the bottom edge of your iMac.

  • These screws will remain captive in the access door.

  • Remove the access door from your iMac.

  • During reassembly, fasten the access door loosely and align it with the pocket cut into the outer case of the iMac before fully tightening the screws.

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Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

  • Use the sharp tip of a spudger to pull the black plastic RAM tabs out of the memory bay.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM chip.

  • Grab the RAM chip by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.

  • If two RAM chips are installed, repeat this process for the other chip.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308 device page.

Required Tools

Spudger

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Phillips #1 Screwdriver

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In order for the logic board to come out cleanly, one should remove the RAM at the end of this step.

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