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

  1. Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
    • 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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  2. 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.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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