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used RAM...

I am getting two old RAM sticks from a friend who bought his MPB two months ago.
Details:
-His is a Santa Rosa MPB
-mine is a first gen Core Duo Macbook
-he's giving me 2x 1GB sticks (that I want, I have 2x 512, he now has 2x 2GB to give himself 4GB)
-It's the same pc2-5300 at 667 MHz, so I know it's compatible.

What I want to know is besides turning off the laptop, replacing the RAM and turning it back on, is there anything else I do (since it's used I don't know if I have to do something extra, I know with new RAM, you just replace and go).

Also, (if I ever need to go to it) does the Apple Genius bar frown upon replacing your own RAM, because I heard they do, even though they post the instructions on how to replace it on their website.

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One more thing. Remove the battery.

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That big thing on the underside...

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well yea,

In reply to: One more thing. Remove the battery.

I kinda figured I had to do that to get to the RAM Happy

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On the older iBooks and PB...

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... you replaced the RAM under the lift away key board. Removing the battery was an extra, and very necessary, step to remember.

Your RAM (if it is the correct spec) will not need to be tweaked in any way. Just plug it in and go.

Happy

grim

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