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Is it possible to repair a ram slot on your PowerBook g4

being frugal has it's faults I purchased a logic board for 25.00 dollar but the catch was that their was a faulty ram slot

so my question is can the ram slot be repair or do I just have buy another motherboard or bet yet a new labtop

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Technicaly, it can be done, but the problem lies in the laptop's southbridge/smc chip, and therefore replacing the slot wouldn't do anything to fix the problem. You're better off either buying a big (1GB) stick of RAM, and just using that in the working slot, or replacing the laptop/logic board as a whole.

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Bad RAM slots are not uncommon. Outside of cleaning, I know of no way to easily replace them. What I have found is that not all bad slots are equal. A slot that may not handle a 1 or 2GB stick may work just fine with a 512K stick. So play with it if you have the various RAM.

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Sorry bout that Chris, but your right on maxing out the good working slot first.


I am not an Apple tech. As a matter of fact the only Apple product I have worked on to date is the iPhone 2g. However, I have worked on a GREAT number of non-Apple PCs & Laptops. I have found that it is not the southbridge/smc chip rather the capacitors in it's path that cause most bad ram slots. Unless you have the knowledge to find these capacitors and the skills to change them please refer to mayer's suggestion.


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