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Introduction

Follow this guide to properly replace the RAM in your iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936. RAM stands for Random Access Memory and is essentially short term memory where data is stored as the processor needs it. Your computer may frequently freeze, reboot, or slow down while running memory intensive programs if the RAM has failed or needs to be upgraded.

Changing the RAM will not alter the data that is stored on your hard drive, but be sure to turn off your computer and unplug it prior to beginning your repair.

Parts

  1. Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.
    • Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.

  2. Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.
    • Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.

  3. Carefully remove the base access panel.
    • Carefully remove the base access panel.

  4. Remove the RAM from the slot. Remove the RAM from the slot.
    • Remove the RAM from the slot.

Conclusion

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

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We need to show the RAM being taken off

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