1524 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2009 10:25 AM by kmac1036
Hi guys, thanks for your replies
I did what you said (plug out the batteries and charger, press the power button but it still black out)
also tried the Command + Option + P + R (sorry i typed wrongly in the previos post)
by the way I insert installation disc 1, I can hear the disc is running but no response on the screen, now I can't eject the disc.
any other solutions?
I just got my macbook back from the service centre,
according to them one of the RAM slot was gone,
they said it will cost me thousand dollars to replace a new slot,
so they just took out one of the RAM, and left one inside.
I would like to know what can I do to prevent this happen?
and will my macbook function as usual with only one 512 RAM?
I was thinking maybe RAM...
depending on your location, the parts may be more expensive. usually, the fix is to replace the entire board.
the cheapest fix for now would be to buy a the largest SIMM your machine will support & replace the 512mb as that's pretty low, depending on what apps you use...
Which model macbook is yours?
your model supports up to 4GB of RAM (2X2GB) so you're highest option would be to buy a single 2.0GB chip and install it in the functional slot.
I am an Apple Authorized Technician and have seen this numerous times in the past, so you are definitely not an isolated incident.
Here is a link to a very popular store to buy apple-compatible parts:
for $35 and about 5 minutes of your time it is probably the best thing you can do for your computer. Sure you won't have dual channel memory speed, but when you compare $35 for a RAM chip vs. $1000+ for a new macbook, it's pretty easy to decide. Throw the 2GB in, use it for another 2 years and then decide if it's time to replace the computer.