MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 RAM Installation

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

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Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

  • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

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Step 2  ¶ 

  • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

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Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

  • Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

  • Grab the translucent plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

  • If the latch is depressed it will lock the battery in place.

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Step 4 Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the following eight screws securing the lower case to the chassis:

    • One 5.4 mm Phillips screw.

    • Three 14 mm Phillips screws.

    • Four 3.5 mm Phillips screws.

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Step 5  ¶ 

  • Using both hands, lift and remove the lower case off the upper case.

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Step 6 RAM Installation  ¶ 

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

  • These tabs lock the module in place and releasing them will cause the module to "pop" up.

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Step 7  ¶ 

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

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

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

For more information, check out the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 category page.

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