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Sep 2, 2004, 02:41 PM
 
I just used a eyeglass repair kit screwdriver and it worked just fine, but then agian I don't know what screws the 15" uses. I have a 12" and didn't have a problem with the tiny screws and screwdrivers.
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Sep 2, 2004, 04:01 PM
 
Originally posted by indigo:
Can any who has successfully installed one of these give me a hand. I've got a 15 inch Al book. The manual says that you should use a 00 phillips head, but the Apple support site says to use a 0 phillips head. I bought a 00 phillips head but it doesn't seem to fit. What size screwdriver have others used?
Thanks!
You can't see it too well in my pics, but I used a size 00 and it worked fine. Excuse the question, but have you tried unscrewing both ways, including counter-clockwise?
     
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Sep 2, 2004, 04:18 PM
 
Originally posted by mangotango:
just ordered with an american address. Should actualy receive it before my powerbook. Just to note, the sales guy said there is only 11 left....
Called today and they're all out, but I could place a backorder because they are expecting more but he didn't know when yet.
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Sep 2, 2004, 04:50 PM
 
Just installed mine. So far so good. We'll know by tomorrow.

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Sep 2, 2004, 05:14 PM
 
2+ days of sleeping, exposing and generally abusing the computer and it's still going great! Any concerns people have should be put to rest. If you haven't already, get some now!!! You'll regret it if you don't.
     
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Sep 2, 2004, 05:32 PM
 
yahoo... just put one in my 12" revB... should be a nice upgrade from the 512MB total I had before to 1.25G now
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Sep 2, 2004, 06:25 PM
 
I just ordered 2 Gigs for my soon to be delivered 17" Powerbook! Thanks to the early testers and I'll post my results as soon as I can.
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Sep 2, 2004, 06:30 PM
 
I'm shocked that the deal has gone on this long... I figured I jumped on a weekend deal or a price mistake... this is awesome!

(Although... the fact that the price still stands is tempting me to buy another! I don't think I will, though)
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Sep 2, 2004, 10:00 PM
 
I got mine today Will install tomorrow when I get home(away on business currently)
     
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Sep 2, 2004, 10:05 PM
 
Originally posted by indigo:
Can any who has successfully installed one of these give me a hand. I've got a 15 inch Al book. The manual says that you should use a 00 phillips head, but the Apple support site says to use a 0 phillips head. I bought a 00 phillips head but it doesn't seem to fit. What size screwdriver have others used?
Thanks!
I used a #0 Philips head, which fit perfectly.
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Sep 3, 2004, 02:46 AM
 
Yep. Tried both ways with the 00 phillips head. Before making another trip out to buy a #0 phillips head, I broke out an eyeglasses repair kit and used that screwdriver. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the suggestion IREZ.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 03:10 AM
 
No Problem, glad to see it worked for ya.
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Sep 3, 2004, 07:07 AM
 
Originally posted by muchachotron:
ooh, that looks promising then! can anyone else who has purchased this ram confirm that it looks like the one azdude has pictured here? i just want to make sure there is no variation in what is actually being sold.

thanks azdude.

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same same .. looks cheaper than the departing 512 crucial ram ... so far it's working fine .. have yet to hardware test it. what's the judgement on the ram?

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Sep 3, 2004, 01:11 PM
 
Now on backorder and up to $159...
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 02:24 PM
 
Hi, all!

I received my 1-GB Ram today and upped my 15" PB to 1.5-GB of RAM. So far, so good. In the System profiler, the speed of the RAM is exactly the same, Speed: PC2700U-25330. I haven't done any sleep tests or shutdown tests, but all appears to be awesome. If anything should occur, I'll let y'all know.

Have fun... Tony.

PS - I found that a Philips #0 screwdriver worked the best. Those suckers were pretty hard to remove! Either that, or I'm just a wimp about diggin' into my PB. :-P
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 03:19 PM
 
Originally posted by AuPhalanx:
PS - I found that a Philips #0 screwdriver worked the best. Those suckers were pretty hard to remove! Either that, or I'm just a wimp about diggin' into my PB. :-P
With my #00 screwdriver, I found that they came off pretty easily/smoothly...
     
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Installed and running great
     
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Installed, and running fine. Extended hardware test passed. All's well.


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Sep 3, 2004, 11:19 PM
 
All is well here too. Sleeps just fine. No kernel panics. Just plain works. Great deal. Thanks for pointing it out. Sure beats the $$$$$ I spent on Apple RAM because the early modules from OWC and TransIntl didn't work properly.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 11:42 PM
 
best damn deal ever! been using my powerbook extensively, btw i do not turn off my powerbook at all, i tried letting it sleep several times to test, no problems... been playing games set on highest maximum settings, having a bunch of apps open like photoshop, illustrator, quark, and a bunch of other apps all at once... i love it

if you havent jumped on it guys, i suggest you do so, you wont see this offer around anywhere else... get it while you can... having 2gb makes me even love os x more...

thanks to pointing me out on this great offer, im glad i waited out to get my memory...
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 03:32 AM
 
So does anyone want to sell me their leftover 512 MB module cheap? $20? Anyone?
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 05:12 AM
 
I seee the price has gone up to $159.99
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 08:59 AM
 
Originally posted by AndrewP:
Now on backorder and up to $159...
My local stores (Phoenix) have this as part of their ad for the weekend. The $159 price is valid in store (down from $210) and both locations have stock. If you are looking at jumping into this late check with your local store before ordering online. You may be able to save on shipping.
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 05:13 PM
 
$159 is still a good price, and they do not charge you an arm and a leg for shipping.

Ordered two for my revA PB17, I'll put my 500 MB modules into some other laptops.
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 01:20 AM
 
Just picked up my second stick of this memory at Fry's. First one was via outpost.com. Something to be said about instant gratification. The brand is still the same in the store as it is on line. Installation was a snap and no issues with anything yet.
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Sep 5, 2004, 04:06 AM
 
It's working well with my PowerBook (1.25Gb of RAM now). The sleep function worked the same after I put it to sleep for a few hours and nothing has crashed or burst into flames, haha.

It was kind of annoying to have to find a screw driver that worked with (as in, actually fitting and being able to turn) those super tiny screws that were screwed in real tight, though. That's the only negative thing I have to say.
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 03:13 PM
 
This is really great, anyone now if you can get it in Europe? Or is someone interested in sending one to me and solve payment via paypal or something like that.
     
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No need for help anymore, will get it send to me from some friends in San Fransisco
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 01:07 AM
 
Mine's on backorder now
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Sep 7, 2004, 01:43 AM
 
anyone tried it on a Titanium Powerbook?
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 02:42 AM
 
tibook uses PC133 not PC2700.
you cannot use the memory to tibook.
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Sep 7, 2004, 11:41 AM
 
Picked a stick up a Fry's for $159 yesterday. No problems so far.

Hadn't realized the deal at Outpost.com would be applicable to Fry's too! Thanks for the pointer!
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 12:36 PM
 
Originally posted by wedgewood:
tibook uses PC133 not PC2700.
you cannot use the memory to tibook.
Is the Ti book pc2100 (133mhz DDR) or non DDR pc133? If it's pc2100 than this will work as faster ram will work in a slower machine. If it's SDRAM pc133 than no such luck... oddly enough that ram is now more expensive than DDR... which makes sense as pretty much all newer machines use it.
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Sep 7, 2004, 01:19 PM
 
Picked up one for my Rev. B 12" Powerbook at the Fry's in Sunnyvale yesterday. Price is still $159. No problems so far.
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 03:05 PM
 
PC133 memory has a 144 pin while PC2700 memory has 200 pin. PC2700 memory is physically different from PC133 memory.
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Sep 8, 2004, 12:51 PM
 
acck, i can't seem to load the page to outpost.com (it's down right now). does anyone have the item # so i can just call fry's and ask? please hurry! i want my 1GB of RAM ASAP!!!
     
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Outpost# 4158153
     
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Sep 8, 2004, 01:30 PM
 
sigh. not in stock. i'll just drive down to fry's and get it.
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Sep 8, 2004, 03:48 PM
 
argh. they're $199 now at fry's. i missed out on the sale should i get it now or wait for outpost to get more in stock? how much is shipping there?
     
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Originally posted by iChelle:
argh. they're $199 now at fry's. i missed out on the sale should i get it now or wait for outpost to get more in stock? how much is shipping there?
Order now to lock in your price.

Shipping is only like $6, $8, $10 (ground, 2day, overnight)... pretty cheap.
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Sep 8, 2004, 10:32 PM
 
oh well, that *was* a good deal. that stick went for $199 at OWC, but their price also went up just days ago. i went with OWC cause their ram is guaranteed for life (and i had a credit coming to me).

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Sep 9, 2004, 01:28 AM
 
the original link says $159.99 still?

does that mean this is still available?


is this deal still valid @ Fry's?

     
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Sep 9, 2004, 02:07 AM
 
outpost doesn't have them in stock. they said to check back in a few days...it's regular price ($199) at fry's and they don't price match w/the web. grr.
     
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Originally posted by iChelle:
outpost doesn't have them in stock. they said to check back in a few days...it's regular price ($199) at fry's and they don't price match w/the web. grr.
Seriously... once more.

Order NOW on the web. They won't charge you until it ships, but this way, you guarantee yourself the $159 price.

For $40 difference, wait a bit for it to come. Plus, shipping is little more than a Frappuccino.

Unless you have a pressing need for RAM in the next couple days, just order it.
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Sep 9, 2004, 02:23 PM
 
Dammit I should have ordered it when it was $139... i missed it and the next day it was up to $159. Only $20 more... but I can stick with 1.25gb of memory for the time being and then just upgrade when it gets back down there... can't wait until 1gb modules are under $100!
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Sep 9, 2004, 02:51 PM
 
Originally posted by azdude:
Seriously... once more.

Order NOW on the web. They won't charge you until it ships, but this way, you guarantee yourself the $159 price.

For $40 difference, wait a bit for it to come. Plus, shipping is little more than a Frappuccino.

Unless you have a pressing need for RAM in the next couple days, just order it.
heh, sorry to seem like a [email protected] it's just that fry's is just a short drive from my house. i always debate on instant gratification vs. patience.
     
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Originally posted by iChelle:
heh, sorry to seem like a [email protected] it's just that fry's is just a short drive from my house. i always debate on instant gratification vs. patience.
Oh, I understand that I do the same all the time... but $40 savings (almost 25% in this case) is very nice.
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Originally posted by wuzup101:
Dammit I should have ordered it when it was $139... i missed it and the next day it was up to $159. Only $20 more... but I can stick with 1.25gb of memory for the time being and then just upgrade when it gets back down there... can't wait until 1gb modules are under $100!
If it makes you feel any better, the original price was $149.99.
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Sep 10, 2004, 05:21 AM
 
Just ordered a stick from Outpost.com, delivered to a friend of mine who lives in New Jersey (I live in Europe, and as mentioned Outpost don't ship abroad). The stick is backordered. Just hope they get the same item in stock soon, and not some other make, since a return would be cumbersome given the arrangement.

The price is still great although it now is $159.95. I would have to pay three times the price where I live. Great deal!

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I went ahead and ordered a stick, even though I haven't bought my new powerbook yet (probably a 17"). Hopefully they'll get some in stock before I need it. This can be used in a rev A 12" aluminum as well? If so, I could put it in my current machine if it gets here early.
     
 
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