How to Upgrade Memory on the iMac
I had a problem on my iMac when I got a message my hard drive was full.
I have another video on how to diagnose and deal with that by connecting and formating an external hard drive. You should check it out.
But in this video post I show you how to upgrade memory in your iMac.
One of the solutions suggested at the Genius Bar where I took my iMac and myself was to upgrade memory.
It appears my 1 GB of memory no longer did the trick and upgrading was in order.
4GB was the recommendation and so for $70 I went to Crucial.com and ordered a two chip 4GB kit.
It arrived in 3 days, well before the promised 5-7 day period mentioned on the confirmation of purchase so I was ready to move forward.
The installation was pretty easy.
Begin by disconnecting the iMac from power and all accessories.
Carefully lay it on a towel screen side down with the pedestal facing towards you.
Get a small phillips or flat head screw driver ( I used a flat head when my phillips wasn’t doing the job) and on the flat edge right under the apple logo you’ll find a small panel.
Take it off and pull out two tabs to see which one houses the 1 GB chip. Theoretically the chip should pop out. Mine didn’t so I got a small needle nose and carefully loosened it so I could get it out by hand.
Pay attention to which side faces up and which down when you take out the first memory chip.
Then simply insert each 2 GB chip into the two free slots. Re insert the plastic tabs and you are done.
Put the plastic cover back on the panel and tighten the screw.
Reconnect the accessories and the power and you are good to go.
The video below shows you how to do it all so check it out.
Stay with it, stay well and may your travels be prosperous.