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

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

Sections

Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end.  Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

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.

Step 2  ¶ 

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Step 2  ¶ 

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

Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Grab the translucent plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

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.

Step 4 Lower Case  ¶ 

Image 1/1: One 5.4 mm Phillips screw.

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.

Step 5  ¶ 

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Step 5  ¶ 

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

Step 6 RAM Installation  ¶ 

Image 1/1: These tabs lock the module in place and releasing them will cause the module to "pop" up.

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.

Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Repeat this process if a second RAM module is installed.

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.

Conclusion

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

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