MacBook Core 2 Duo RAM Installation

Mid 2009 2.13 GHz model is the only A1181 MacBook that uses PC2-6400 RAM.

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

The Mid 2009 2.13 GHz model is the only A1181 MacBook that uses PC2-6400 RAM.

Relevant Parts
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Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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

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Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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Step 3 Memory Cover  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.

  • The screws are captive to the metal memory cover so you cannot lose them.

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Step 4  ¶ 

  • Rotate the L-shaped memory cover so it clears the battery compartment opening and lift it up and out of the computer.

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Step 5 RAM Installation  ¶ 

  • Pull back on the metal lever and slide the RAM chip out from its compartment.

  • Unlike the iBook line, the MacBook has two RAM slots.

  • When installing RAM, be sure to push the chips in firmly or else the computer will not register them.

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

For more information, check out the MacBook Core 2 Duo category page.

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