PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz RAM Replacement

Featured Guide

Featured Guide

This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

Beyond the battery, RAM is the easiest component to upgrade.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Use a coin to turn the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Use a coin to turn the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the four Phillips screws from the memory door.

Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

  • Remove the four Phillips screws from the memory door.

  • Slide the memory door away from the memory compartment.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time.  These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • Pull the chip directly out from its connectors. If there is a second RAM chip installed, pop it out in the same manner.

Conclusion

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

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