Hi, Thanks a lot for good explain. I have gone through step by step and done everything but when i turn it ON the light flashing continuously if you can give me some suggestion will appreciate it.
Thanks in advance
Does it beep as well? If not, your RAM isn't seated correctly. Open 'er up, take the RAM out, and try it again. Don't jam it in there, but don't be afraid to push until it feels in.
It's fit on place correctly and there r no beeps at all. They works by single well when I put them together it gives me the same issue
Oh, you're saying that each new RAM stick works individually, but not together?
Well, I did it the lazy way and paid some 50€ to a local apple-store-service-technician (if you ask me an overpriced service for a work of 20 minutes) but it was imho definitely worth it, not the paying of 50€, but expanding the 2GB Ram of my late 2009 macmini to 8 GB, the difference is like night and day. It's like I had handbrakes on before.
Very helpful. On mine the oddball screw was #3: The screws had different lengths -- 3 short and 1 long. The long was was #3. (It took me while to figure this out, as I was not observant when removing the screws.)
If I have a 2009 mac mini, is there a limit to how recent or how much ram I can put in it? For example will it be able to recognize everything if I put two 8gb of ram in there or will it not be compatible? Moreso will it take a dump because it has super ram lacking a processor to match it? Alternatively is there a way to upgrade the processor? Same question goes for a graphics/video card. Thanks!
Both 2009 Mac Mini models can have 8GB of RAM, max.
Great How to! from 2GB to 4 GB upgrade from macramdirect.com. The performance improvement is remarkable. Boot is much faster, Iphoto actually opens completely in under 1 min. The "beach ball" loading cursor is no longer an issue when trying to do anything. 2009 - core duo.
Install Notes: I accidentally disconnected the ribbon and all three antennas. I was scared at first. Also my model didn't have the black wire to disconnect. This helped me reinstall the antenna and the ribbon went right back on the plug easily. The screws were a real bear to get back in
. Took about 40 minutes. I used this website http://tim.id.au/laptops/apple/macmini/mac_mini_late09.pdf. Thank you so much for posting this.
Anytime you upgrade your ram there is a big difference in performance. I went from 4 to 8 gigs real improvement.
@smee You are a fantastic person. Perfect instructions and great photos.