iMac Intel 27". EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz), EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz)

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How to remove the "upper" RAM?

Unlike older iMacs the new iMac 27" offers space for 4 Ram-bars. The lower ones can be removed using the tabs, just like the older iMac. But how can I remove the upper ones? There are no tabs or anything...

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I tried it: it works! You were right. Thank you!

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that's great! I had not seen that movie you linked to from OWC (bookmarked, now). anyhow thanks for confirming the DIMM removal technique. one of these days I'll add more RAM to mine too

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if you continue pulling the tabs once the first row DIMM is ejected, does that pull out the upper bank's DIMM?

I've been meaning to open up my 27" but haven't yet, but I notice from Apple's instructions there is only one tab per side, as you mention. my guess is each tab will pull out both, one at a time...

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I don't think so. Look at this movie:

http://tiny.cc/MfA2m

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Im actually trying this now, on the Mid 2010 27" iMac and the preinstalled tier of RAM (closest to rear) wont budge on either slot, i dont actually need to remove it but i was just curious. I will be installing new RAM in very soon (to bump it up to 8GB) using 2GB in each free slot so this should not be a problem but i was thinking about the long term issues with this. I also found the iFixit guide to be lacking in the installation process.

Any ideas?

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Sorry my bad, i just wasnt pulling hard enough. After seeing the above linked video it made much more sense thanks

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