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Accessing the RAM in this computer is straightforward and requires minimal disassembly.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 RAM Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • When removing these screws, note how they come out at a slight angle. They must be reinstalled the same way.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 RAM Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 3, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 3, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • 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.


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

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Step 3

Could not get ram to lock in correctly. Verified twice that it was the correct part but when installed i get a beeping sound on reboot and nothing else. Any suggestions?

Mark Nunes - Reply

Has ANYONE decided to hotrod the ram by upgrading it to 16gig? It says not to do it but doesn't say WHY. And with mine already running an SSD. I want to hot rod this baby as much as possible. I don't mind the 8gig that it has now but I do video work and could use the extra 8gig's.

Jeffrey Collins - Reply

According to this, the CPUs in the Mid2010 MBP only support up to 8 GB

2.66 Ghz i7:

2.53 Ghz i5:

casthle -

@Jeffrey no you cant hotrod those macbooks, the only one that can be hotrod in macbook pro range is the mid 2010 13in 2,4ghz duo core which is what i have and 2 minutes ago i have successfully upgraded to 16gb with no problems, yet to try out performance but it will be much better than the 4gbs i had previously.

Tye Nguyen - Reply

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