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PC3-8500 4 GB RAM Chip

$54.95

Product code: IF111-036-1

Product Overview

A fast 4 GB RAM Chip for laptops

  • RAM is the cheapest and most effective speed upgrade you can do for your computer
  • Faster file save/loading, web browsing, gaming, and more.
  • PC3-8500 is the common modern chip style used in new laptops
  • Check our list Macs, or your manual to get the right chip style.

Compatibility

  • All 13" Unibody MacBooks
  • Mid 2009, Mid 2010 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • Early 2009, Mid 2009, and Mid 2010 15" Unibody Macbook Pros
  • Early 2009, Mid 2009, and Mid 2010 17" Unibody Macbook Pros
  • 2, 2.26, 2.53, or 2.66 GHz (model A1283) Mac minis
  • 2.4 or 2.66 GHz (model A1347, Mid 2010) Mac minis
  • 2.66 GHz (Early 2009) Intel 20" iMacs (EMC No. 2266)
  • 2.66, 2.93, or 3.06 GHz (Early 2009) Intel 24" iMacs (EMC No. 2267)
  • Late 2009 Intel 21.5" iMacs
  • Late 2009 Intel 27" iMacs

Product Details

  $54.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266

Difficulty: Easy

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308

Difficulty: Easy

Mac Mini Mid 2010

Difficulty: Very easy

Mac mini Model A1283

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Easy

 

Compatibility

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266
2.66 GHz (EMC No. 2266)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267
2.66 GHz
2.93 GHz
3.06 GHz (EMC No. 2267)
iMac Intel 27"
2.66 GHz (Quad Core i5)
2.8 GHz (Quad Core i7)
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
Mac mini Model A1283
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1283)
2.26 GHz (A1283)
2.53 GHz (A1283)
2.66 GHz (A1283)
Mac mini Model A1347
2.4 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
 

Stories

My Problem

Since I made the OS X Mavericks upgrade, my macbook was really slow, and the hard disk was full of pictures and movies... I checked on the web and I realize that it was really easy to improve my hardware with Ifixit. I wanted to be sure the hardware fitted with my macbook, and I found easily (three ou four clicks) exactly what I needed for my device. I was also sure that I had no compatibility problem.

My Fix

The repair was really easy. I use "Superduper" to copy my previous HD on my new SSD with an USB connection. After 5 minutes, everything was done and my macbook is now starting in less than 40 seconds. And now, I have more than 300GB of available space. My old HD is now useful as a external disk with his USB connection.

My Advice

Now I realize that for few money we can upgrade a lot our macbook... New MacBooks are still very expensive but worse, with a very few upgrade possibilities in the future. A new macbook with 500GB with SSD ran out of my budget. A 5 years old macboook with a new SSHD and RAM memories finally works really fine, hope for few years again !

My Problem

Needed more speed in the Macbook Pro

My Fix

Smoothly

My Advice

Jut do it

My Problem

Fixed the battery on my phone and the RAM on my MacBookPro

My Fix

Both repairs went well.

My Advice

With both repairs just be patient and take your time and don't pull or push anything too hard. Regarding the guides, I would have preferred a little more advice on putting things back together bc that was actually the more time consuming aspect and the part where I think more things could go wrong. It's always easier to break things down than to put them back together...

My Problem

I just wanted a faster, larger hard drive, and needed a little more RAM.

My Fix

The repair went almost perfectly, I meticulously followed the instructions in the guide, but when I went to turn on my computer, the screen wouldn't come on, and it loudly beeped at me three times (Repeating). I quickly discovered one of my new RAM chips was defective, and put back one of the old RAM chips until iFixit sent me a replacement. iFixit sent the part promptly after I let them know of the problem, and after a couple days I had a new working RAM chip, and my computer is working great.

My Advice

When trying to plug back in the LED screen connection, get someone to hold the screen just above where it needs to go so you can have the use of both your hands. This step is tricky and using the Spudger for a little bit of leverage to push the connection back into place makes it much easier.

My Problem

After many years my faithful iMac had become terribly slow. After doing all the maintenance I could I realised that the 2GB of RAM was the most limiting factor. I put up with the slow as molasses response of the iMac for a year or so until I finally cracked. I looked up how to upgrade and found iFixit. At the same time I thought I'd upgrade my HDD.

My Fix

With the iFixit android app by my side I really felt in control. The RAM was a doddle and the HDD replacement guide really helped me get the job done. Thanks so much.

My Advice

You'll need another person to hold the LCD panel on the iMac when you are disconnecting the cables. This wasn't mentioned in the guide but I don't see how it could be done any other way.

My Problem

I needed more RAM to increase my ability to game and work on my MacBook. I decided to upgrade my wife's too.

My Fix

Dropped the RAM in today after I got the parts but have not had the chance to try it out just yet. too busy working but it seems to have done the trick so far.

My Advice

Make sure to disconnect the battery and plugs. And always wear your anti static device.

My Problem

Upgrade from stock parts

My Fix

Repair went great. Easy and quick.

My Advice

This was a great buy and is worth the money.

My Problem

Expand RAM of 2GB to 5GB

My Fix

It was a breeze. Thanks to the instructional video.

My Advice

N/A

My Problem

Extrem langsames Raid 1 bei defekter Originalfestplatte.

So habe ich den Entschluss gefasst, den Server mit 2 1TB Hybridplatten von Seagate und um weitere 4 GB Ram, also von 2 x 2 auf 2 x 4, aufzurüsten.

My Fix

Zu Empfehlen sind hierzu die iFixit-Anleitungen zum Austausch der Festplatte, des Lüfters und der Speichersteine. Da der Miniserver kein DVD-Laufwerk hat, aber 2 Festplatten, schaut man nach Abheben der Verkleidung direkt auf die erste Festplatte. Benutzt wurden zur Reparatur 2 Thin Putty Knifes, ein Phillips #0 Schraubenzieher und ein wertvoller Spudger, mit dem sich vorsichtig Isolierbänder, Leitungsbänder und Festplattenwärmefühler lösen ließen. Der Festplattenwärmefühler der oberen Festplatte klebt an der Platte und behält auch später noch seine Klebefunktion, wenn man ihn vorsichtig mit dem Spudger abhebelt. Der Fühler der unteren Platte ist Teil des Festplattensteckboards, welches ebenfalls vorsichtig entfernt werden muss. Zum Lösen der Verschraubung der unteren Festplatte muss auch der Lüfter entfernt werden, um alle Festplattenschrauben zu erreichen. Bei allen Manipulationen bitte darauf achten, dass die Antennenkabel, vor allem beim Zusammenbau, nirgendwo gequetscht werden.

Bis auf den erfolgreichen Einbau der beiden 4GB Speicherelemente, hat alles sehr gut funktioniert. Jedoch weigert sich mein Miniserver zu booten, sobald beide 4GB Speichersteine eingebaut sind. Dieses Problem wird zur Zeit noch diskutiert. Bisher sieht es wohl so aus, dass auch die iFixit-Speicherelemente im konkreten Fall nicht kompatibel sind. Ein erneuter Versuch mit immer wieder empfohlenen RAMs von Crucial wird folgen. Ein in diesem Zusammenhang empfohlenes EFI-Update auf die Version 1.2 geht ins Leere, da die letzte EFI-Version des besagten Servers bereits höherwertiger als 1.2 ist und damit grundsätzlich wohl bereits 8 GB RAM ermöglicht.

Wir werden sehen!

Auf jeden Fall hat es mir Spaß gemacht, das Gerät mal komplett zu zerlegen. Außerdem konnte es so auch einmal mittels eines weichen Pinsels von allem Staub befreit werden. Die neuen Festplatten von WD haben eine Betriebstemperatur von 37 bis 46 °C, je nach Auslastung und arbeiten natürlich erheblich schneller. Die alten, m.E. minderwertigen, Originalplatten von Hitachi backten regelmäßig um die 60 °C, was wohl auch zum Abrauchen geführt haben dürfte.

Bei allen Manipulationen sind dünne Gummihandschuhe, wie sie in der Medizin üblich sind, sehr hilfreich, um elektrostatische Entladungen zu vermeiden, wodurch die Elektronikelemente Schaden nehmen können.

My Advice

Nur Mut!

Nicht gleich alles zur teueren Reparatur geben oder gar wegwerfen!

My Problem

To be clear, this is much more of an upgrade than a "fix." The goal was to keep my mix-2010 MacBook Pro running smoothly through at least the next two years while I'm still in school. I use a handful of heavy applications, sometimes at the same time, and I had noticed the RAM getting overburdened in ways that it never had before. Instead of buying a new computer, which isn't quite yet justifiable with a 2010, I decided to drop a few hundred dollars and double the RAM (from 2x2gb to 2x4gb) and upgrade the stock 250gb standard HD to a 500gb Solid State Hybrid HD.

While I was at it, I decided to replace the optical drive with a caddy, and put my old 250gb hard drive into that to use as an internal TimeMachine drive.

My Fix

Changing the hard drive and RAM was super easy and more straightforward than I anticipated.

When removing the stock optical drive, I had some trouble with a stripped screw (which is apparently very common), but that is outside the scope of these products.

My Advice

The ~$250 I spent on this upgrade is surely worth it, especially considering the cost of a new computer. I expect this new setup to get me through a few more years, after which I'll upgrade my computer.

 

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