I got my ibook at the beginning of the school year, and got it totally stock with 512mb ram. if i were to buy a new stick of ram, how hard is it to install by myself? keep in mind i have no opening up of computer experience, beside taking out a 5" disc drive of a compaq and replacing it with a cd-rom back in like 1995. how much would it cost to have the apple store to put it in?
its not hard at all...theres a small retaining "screw" in the center of the keyboard above the '6' key...turn it 180* in either direction. then pull the two little slide clips between esc-f1 and f11-f12 toward you and lift up on the keyboard. it comes up and reveals the ram cover plate held in by 4 phillips (tiny) screws...unscrew those and move the ram cover out of the way and there your slot is...it's really very easy...i'd say easier than swapping a 5 1/4" drive for a cdrom :P
Adding the ram is very very easy, its so easy that apple will actually let you do it your self without violating your warrenty agreement. Don't get the ram from Apple, go to http://www.ramseeker.com or a similar site and find the lowest price you can.
how do i know which is right for my model of ibook? it seems from the apple website that there is different ram for different ibooks, even differences between the early 2005 (1.33ghz) and the newer ones (1.42 ghz, which is what i have). is it all the same?
also: do i need a static guard thing? and how much memory can my ibook fit?
I DEFINITELY am noticing that I need more RAM for my PB. At the time it was bought, 256 MB was the stock built-in memory, and so it cost a little extra for another 256 MB stick. I' thinking I should exchange the 256 for at least a 512 if not a 768. Is the RAM under the little rectangular cover on the bottom of the case?
Cheers! :-) - JediJoker
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