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Hi All,

 

I wonder if you might be able to help me! :D

 

My Powerbook G4 went crazy a few months ago - I managed to Google my problem and found that it was not recognising my RAM banks. (I have 1GB RAM - 512MB in each slot)

 

I've only really just had the chance to look in to it - I've opened it up through the keyboard and turns out that the little white plastic arms have snapped! Both have snapped off the lower bank & on the upper slot, one of the little 'lugs' have snapped off - meaning that it no longer holds the RAM in place properly.

 

The computer will boot up if I hold it all in place - If not, it does a few beeps, but doesn't boot.

 

My question is - How on earth can I fix this? I can't see how it's held to the motherboard?

 

I've found the following picture (thanks, Google!):

 

GlxL.jpg

 

(The part I'm referring to is right at the bottom - The elongated U shape ...)

 

 

 

Please don't tell me I have to get a whole new board? :D

 

Any help will be great! :blowup:

 

Thanks a million! :D

 

 

(And now I'm off for a nosey 'round the rest of the site!)

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Hi All,

 

I wonder if you might be able to help me! :D

 

My Powerbook G4 went crazy a few months ago - I managed to Google my problem and found that it was not recognising my RAM banks. (I have 1GB RAM - 512MB in each slot)

 

I've only really just had the chance to look in to it - I've opened it up through the keyboard and turns out that the little white plastic arms have snapped! Both have snapped off the lower bank & on the upper slot, one of the little 'lugs' have snapped off - meaning that it no longer holds the RAM in place properly.

 

The computer will boot up if I hold it all in place - If not, it does a few beeps, but doesn't boot.

 

My question is - How on earth can I fix this? I can't see how it's held to the motherboard?

 

I've found the following picture (thanks, Google!):

 

GlxL.jpg

 

(The part I'm referring to is right at the bottom - The elongated U shape ...)

 

 

 

Please don't tell me I have to get a whole new board? :D

 

Any help will be great! :blowup:

 

Thanks a million! :D

 

 

(And now I'm off for a nosey 'round the rest of the site!)

hold ram in and a dab of hot glue on each end.

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