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MacBook Unibody Model A1342 RAM Replacement

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

  • Author: Walter Galan
  • Time estimate: 4 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

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

Step 1 RAM  ¶ 

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

Step 1 RAM  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the 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.

Step 2  ¶ 

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

Step 2  ¶ 

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

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