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Use this guide to replace your MacBook Pro's RAM.

Image 1/1: Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.
  • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

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Image 1/2: Remove the lower case. Image 2/2: Remove the lower case.
  • Wedge your fingers between the lower case and the vent, and lift upward to release the clips holding the lower case to the upper case.

  • Remove the lower case.

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Image 1/3: If present, grab the plastic tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the device.  For Late-2011 models the battery connector will not have a tab and is simply a plug that inserts straight down into the motherboard--to remove pry the plug straight up. Image 2/3: If the plastic tab is missing, use a spudger to pry the connector up from its socket. Image 3/3: Pull the tab parallel to the face of the logic board.
  • Whenever working near the logic board, it is always wise to first disconnect the battery to avoid short circuits.

  • If present, grab the plastic tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the device. For Late-2011 models the battery connector will not have a tab and is simply a plug that inserts straight down into the motherboard--to remove pry the plug straight up.

  • If the plastic tab is missing, use a spudger to pry the connector up from its socket.

  • Pull the tab parallel to the face of the logic board.

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Image 1/3: These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up. Image 2/3: After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket. Image 3/3: Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.
  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

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

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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