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Old Dec 27th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question Problem With RAM Slot in Logic Board- Is it OK to run on one slot?

My mid 2012 MacBook Pro has developed a problem where one RAM slot is only working intermittently. I can't afford the $600+ for a replacement logic board. WIll it work if I upgrade the good-side RAM chip to 4 or 8 GB and leave the other side empty?

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Old Dec 27th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Running with one slot empty is perfectly fine. And it's your only choice.
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I've been running a PowerBook G4 1.67 MHz on the upper memory slot only for on to 5 years now. Otherwise its MoBo would have been scrap. Apple has never acknowledged the issue.
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Apple has never acknowledged the issue.
PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz) Memory Slot Repair Extension Program.
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I stand corrected, Monokitty. At the time I was given the PB, the program had already ended. The research I did back then must have slipped my mind.
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I stand corrected, Monokitty. At the time I was given the PB, the program had already ended. The research I did back then must have slipped my mind.
Ok just don't let it happen again!!!
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