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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 RAM Installation

Upgrading 13" MacBook Pro Mid 2009 RAM.

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

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

Relevant Parts

Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:

Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.

Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is '''optional''' and is not required.

Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

  • For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required.

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 4 RAM Installation  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Release the tabs on each side of the module by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

Step 4 RAM Installation  ¶ 

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

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

Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: After the RAM module has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

Step 5  ¶ 

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

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

Conclusion

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

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