iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639 RAM Replacement

Replace the RAM in your iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639.

Use this guide to replace the RAM.


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  • While holding the display steady, use the flat end of a spudger to press in on the RAM door release button, located just above the power port.

  • You may have to press fairly hard—keep at it until the bottom of the door pops out about 0.25" from the rear of the iMac.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • Pull the RAM access door off the back of the iMac.

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  • The RAM tray is locked into its upright position with two grey tabs.

  • Use your thumbs or index fingers to unlock the tray by pushing the tabs outward, away from the RAM.

  • Pull the tabs out and down, swinging the RAM tray down to a near-horizontal position.

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  • Remove a stick of RAM by grabbing it with two hands and pulling straight out of the RAM tray.

  • RAM modules are keyed so that they can only be installed in the proper orientation. Note where the shorter section of contacts is when removing, and reinstalling, your RAM.

  • To install a new module, insert the module into the desired slot in the tray and press it firmly in place. Push the tray back up until it locks in place.

  • Re-insert the RAM access door back into its place.

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

For more information, check out the iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639 device page.

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Comments Comments are onturn off

"Note that the shorter section of contacts should be on the left when installing new modules."

Mine is flipped so the shorter section of the RAM module is on the right.

calebx, · Reply

Mine is flipped too… not a mistake, is it?

Kristi Mathias, · Reply

What do think about extending step4 with the following:

Please remember direction of shorter section for later installing of upgrade RAM.

or so ...

FrankSPhoto, · Reply

To add:

The RAM door is not symmetrical. When putting back the RAM door, it should flush with the back. In STEP 1 photo of the RAM door it seems the RAM door is not fully flushed and aligned.

Chi, · Reply

Hi, how many RAM slots are available. In the system overview there are 4 slots and only 2 of them are used with the current setup.

big blue, · Reply

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