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MacBook Core 2 Duo RAM Installation

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

  • Author: Dozuki System
  • Time estimate: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

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

Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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

Step 2  ¶ 

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Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

Step 3 Memory Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/1: The screws are captive to the metal memory cover so you cannot lose them.

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.

Step 4  ¶ 

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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.

Step 5 RAM Installation  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Unlike the iBook line, the MacBook has two RAM slots.

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.

Conclusion

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

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