Accessing the RAM in this computer is straightforward and requires minimal disassembly. Two RAM slots allow up to 2 GB of PC2-5300 RAM.

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

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

    • Remove the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.

    • The screws are captive to the metal memory cover.

    • When replacing the battery casing, use a spudger to re-insert the foam cushioning behind the rear wall for propper battery spacing.

    • Lift up on L-shaped memory cover, slide it to the right, and lift it out of the computer.

    • In one swift but careful motion, flick the levers to the left and slide the RAM chip out from its compartment.

    • Unlike the iBook line, the MacBook has two RAM slots, which allows for up to 2 GBs of memory.


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

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I followed these direction to upgrade my ram from 2 512MB chips to 2 1GB chips. They were simple, but I hit a snag somewhere because when I went to turn back on my computer the light on the slide just blinked several times and no start up ocurred. How do you know that the new RAM chips are in sufficiently? Do you have to press them in until they click or lock? Mine just slid in and are somewhat "loose" still.


Madeleine - Ответить

Madeline I have the same question about re inserting the ram but can't find an answer

did you?



hank1930 -

I have followed the steps and the computer kept crashing when i started it with the RAM. Once i put the old pne back in, it started as smootly as before: i think these RAMs are not compatible with the A1181 model.

chnafou - Ответить

I don't know why some people are mentioning a torx. This is a regular phillips. Had one laying around from my old-style mac mini upgrade. It couldn't be easier. It's almost like the new style mac mini ram upgrade. So effortless.

Maximillian Charles - Ответить

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