Mac Mini Mid 2010 RAM Replacement

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Upgrade the RAM for overall faster performance.

Removing the RAM on the mid 2010 Mac Mini is an easy task that requires no tools.

Edit Step 1 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Place your thumbs in the depressions cut into the bottom cover.

Edit Step 1 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

  • Place your thumbs in the depressions cut into the bottom cover.

  • Rotate the bottom cover counter-clockwise until the white dot painted on the bottom cover is aligned with the ring inscribed on the outer case.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Tilt the mini enough to allow the bottom cover to fall away from the outer case.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Tilt the mini enough to allow the bottom cover to fall away from the outer case.

  • Remove the bottom cover and set it aside.

Edit Step 3 RAM  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

Edit Step 3 RAM  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

  • These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

  • Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.

Conclusion

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

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Do the RAM chips have to be paired, or could I replace a one gig bar with a 4 gig bar?

Thanks for any hints!

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