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Introduction

Installing RAM involves removing the outer case before installation.

Parts

  1. Release the back handle of the PowerMac. Slowly pull out the cube by holding the end of the handle. Watch for any parts that may become entangled with the outer case. Push back the handle after you have taken the core out of the case. Push back the handle after you have taken the core out of the case.
    • Release the back handle of the PowerMac. Slowly pull out the cube by holding the end of the handle. Watch for any parts that may become entangled with the outer case.

    • Push back the handle after you have taken the core out of the case.

  2. Place the cube upside down and remove the four T10 Torx screws on the front plate. Then remove the two screws on each side. Place the cube upside down and remove the four T10 Torx screws on the front plate. Then remove the two screws on each side.
    • Place the cube upside down and remove the four T10 Torx screws on the front plate. Then remove the two screws on each side.

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  4. Slowly lift the plate off the cube and disconnect the power cord.
    • Slowly lift the plate off the cube and disconnect the power cord.

  5. Remove the four pillars from each corner.
    • Remove the four pillars from each corner.

    • The pillars should come out fairly easily.

  6. Flip the two latches on the side of the RAM chip. Remove the chip from the logic board and replace with new RAM.
    • Flip the two latches on the side of the RAM chip.

    • Remove the chip from the logic board and replace with new RAM.

Conclusion

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

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Unless you have really fat fingers, you shouldn’t need to remove the metal plate and pillars. I’m able to replace the RAM without those steps.

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