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I cannot remove the memory stick from my Mac OSX 10.5.8 in order to ad new memory. The loops will not pull the stick out.

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  • don1466 Jan 06, 2011

    No your answer was less than worthless.

  • don1466 Jan 08, 2011

    Your advice has been useless. Maybe a child would do better.
    Why try another fool. Don

  • don1466 Jan 08, 2011

    Your advice has been useless. Maybe a child would do better.
    Why try another fool. Don

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Hello don..... This is an instance where I recommend that you take the mac into a computer repair shop and have them remove it. This is an unusual occurrence. There is no sense in making it worse than it is so leave this job to the pro. Joe

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What model is your Mac? Usually it's something like A1054 on the machine itself, usually the back if it's a desktop or bottom if it's a laptop.

I can help you solve this no problem ;)

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You must untuck the tabs. In other words one end of the tab will come out. The tabs do not pull the ram out, they just remove it from the slot. You have to manually reach in with your fingers and pull it out. Watch this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCFSZnTRggU

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

  • NOT ME Jan 06, 2011

    I am trying to help you so please explain why my answer is worthless. This is exactly how you remove the ram on an iMac with the plastic pull tabs. Now it you have the iMac with the clips on each side then you must push the clips sideways to release the ram.

  • NOT ME Jan 09, 2011

    No reply, just rudeness and name calling. A child can do what you are confused by.

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