1 Reply Latest reply: May 1, 2012 4:58 PM by ds store
Ladi Val Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently tried to upgrade my system, It was said that I dont have enough RAM. So I rebooted my system and I have a padlock,  empty & an arrow on my screen.. I have NO idea what it is and can't get passed it to restore my system back to it original state.... What do I do?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: My computer had locked after attempting upgrade
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Take it to Apple and pay to place some more RAM into the machine.

     

     

    Lets see, Apple quoted me $435 to upgrade to 8GB, so since you likely need 4GB I'd say they would likely charge about $380.

     

    You could add more RAM yourself, there is a little door under there someplace, there is Crucial.com which will give you the right RAM for your machine, there are videos on YouTube, so I guess you could add more RAM yourself to save a lot of money.