Introduction

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  1. Loosen the single Phillips screw in the center of the access door.
    • 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 tip 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 module.
    • Use the tip 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 module.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

I believe the EMC2211 model requires PC2-6400 RAM chips instead of the PC2-5300 proposed here.

Edouard Gilbert - Reply

EMC2134 requires PC2-5300 as specified here. PH1 worked ok. Need to give RAM tabs a pretty firm pull to initially unseat, then it is easy to slide RAM back.

lcgillies - Reply

I don't see any 4 GB RAM chips? I currently have a 2 GB and 4 GB. Was thinking about changing out the 2 GB for a 4 GB. Would it support two 4 GB RAM chips? Do you not sell them?

ericgossick - Reply

Ericgossick: according to Apple the most ram you can have is 4 GB. I have heard you can install 2 GB & 4 GB ram chips & the computer will operate normally. If you install 2 (two) 4 GB ram chips the computer will only use 6 GB; it will never use 8 GB. That's just what I've heard. Hope this helps.

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