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Introduction

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.

Tools

Parts

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

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Lift the battery out of the computer.
  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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Unscrew the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.
  • 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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Rotate the L-shaped memory cover so it clears the battery compartment opening and lift it up and out of the computer.
  • 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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Pull back on the metal lever and slide the RAM chip out from its compartment.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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