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How to Upgrade/Replace the Memory in a 15" MacBook Pro (Mid-2009)
Skill Level: Easy
Time To Complete: Approximately 10 Minutes
Tools You Will Need:
- Use proper anti-static precautions when performing this upgrade.
- Discharge static electricity before beginning
- Work on a static-free surface
Hello and Welcome to the OWC Instruction Series of Videos.
This installment we'll be upgrading the memory in a Mid 2009 15" Unibody Mac Book Pro.
We've gathered the tools listed at the beginning of this video, our working on a static free work
space and have shut down the computer. We are now ready to begin.
Part One - Removing the Old Memory
The first step is to close the Mac Book Pro and flip it over.
There are a total of 10 screws to remove on the bottom. Use your #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove them.
Starting at the top, remove the three screws on the right; these are considerably longer than the other screws.
Then, remove the left most screw; which is normal sized.
Next, remove the 6 screws along the bottom.
Starting near the hinge edge, simply lift up on the bottom cover and set it aside.
You should be able to see the memory located near the center area of the computer.
To remove the memory, simply press outward on the two retaining clips and the top module should pop up so it can be removed.
Push out again to free up the second module.
Part Two - Installing the New Memory
Line up the notch on the new memory module with the pin in the memory slot.
Insert the module into the bottom slot at a slight angle.
Once it's in, push down on the edge to lock it into place.
Then, repeat the process with the top slot.
Set the bottom cover into place and press down here to reengage the snaps that help hold it on.
Then, install the four screws along the top edge. Don't forget that the three screws on the right are the longer ones, while the one on the left is shorter.
Then, replace the 6 screws along the front and side edges. You should note that these screws do not go in straight down. They go in at an angle.
You may now turn your Mac Book Pro back over, open it up and turn it on. Your MacBook Pro is now ready to use.
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