Introduction

Use this guide to replace or upgrade your RAM chips.

  1. Lay your iMac front side down on a table with the lower edge facing yourself.
    • Lay your iMac front side down on a table with the lower edge facing yourself.

    • Loosen the single Phillips screw in the center of the access door.

    • This screw is captive in the access door.

    • Remove the access door from your iMac.

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  3. Use the sharp end of a spudger to pull the black plastic RAM tabs out of the memory bay. Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM chip.
    • Use the sharp end of a spudger to pull the black plastic RAM tabs out of the memory bay.

    • Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM chip.

  4. Grab the RAM chip by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.
    • Grab the RAM chip by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.

    • If two RAM chips are installed, repeat this process for the other chip.

Conclusion

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

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