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OWC Install Videos / MacBook 13" Unibody (Late 2009 / Mid 2010) / Memory
Apple MacBook 13-inch Unibody (Late 2009 / Mid 2010)
MacBook 13" (Late 2009 / Mid 2010)
Memory Install Video
OWC's step-by-step video of how to install memory in the Apple MacBook 13-inch Unibody (Late 2009 / Mid 2010).
OWC Skill Level: "Easy" | Duration: 4:07 |
Model ID: MacBook6,1 & MacBook7,1 (Find your Model ID)
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How to Upgrade/Replace the Memory in a MacBook (Late 2009) OWC Video Transcript Download as PDF (size here) Skill Level Easy Time to Complete Approximately 10 Minutes Tools You'll Need
  • Small Phillips Screwdriver
  • Perform upgrade using proper anti-static precautions
  • Discharge static electricity before beginning
  • Work on a static free surface
Part One: Removing the Original Memory
The first step is to close the MacBook and flip it over.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 1
To access the inside of the MacBook there are 8 Phillips screws to remove from the bottom cover. Start with the top 4 screws, then proceed to the bottom 4.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 2
a. The bottom cover can now be removed. Simply lift up on the bottom cover to detach it from the two clips on the inside, then set it aside.
b. The memory is located near the middle of the system.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 3a Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 3b
a.To begin removing the original memory, simply push outward on the two retaining arms until the top module pops up.
b.You can then slide the module straight out of the slot.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 4a Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 4b Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 4c
Repeat the process for the lower module. You may need to push on the retainer arms twice to eject the memory completely.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 5a Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 5b
Part Two: Installing the New Memory
a.To install the new memory, first line up the notch on one of the memory modules with the pin in the memory slot. Then slide the module into the lower slot until it is fully seated.
b.Finally, push down on the module until it clicks into place.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 6a Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 6b Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 6c Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 6d
With the lower memory module installed, repeat the process with the top module.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 7a Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 7b
Once the memory is installed, set the bottom cover back into place.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 8
Using a Phillips screwdriver, replace the 8 screws that hold the bottom cover in place.
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 9
Once the bottom cover is secured, the MacBook can be flipped over and powered on.
The installation is now complete!
Macbook 2009 Upgrade Step 10a Step 10b

Thank you for choosing OWC as your upgrade provider. For additional assistance with this upgrade, please contact our award-winning technical support team, available 24x7.