Memory for PowerBook5,8
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    lerche
    Posts: 14 from 2004/7/25
    Today I got hands in a PowerBook5,8
    It is really well kept, not a scratch not even on the bottom. There is a slight shadow the size of a fingertip on the screen but that's all ... However, the battery must of course be changed. That come with the original charger in good condition also and a fine Neoprene Sleeve.
    I want to upgrade the memory to 2 GB, but where do I find RAM blocks that work with this model ...
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    Henry Lerche Rasmussen
    Denmark
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    NewSense
    Posts: 526 from 2012/11/10
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    You need PC2-4200 533MHz 200 pin DDR2 SODIMMs for an A1138 (PowerBook 5,8), which you can usually buy online reasonably priced.
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  • »07.02.17 - 19:45
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    lerche
    Posts: 14 from 2004/7/25
    I should probably have clarified my question a little more ... I know what RAM to put in. But I have previously bought ram to my PowerBook5,2 and it is very critical with the ram coming in. Actually, I can not find any memory that it will accept. I do not want the same problem with my 5.8. Therefore, I hope someone can tell what the Ram has successfully's putting in a PowerBook5,8 thanks
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    Henry Lerche Rasmussen
    Denmark
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    NewSense
    Posts: 526 from 2012/11/10
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    Do you mean a specific manufacturer's brand name, i.e. Micron, Kingston, etc.? :-?

    I have a few A1138s, about 6 in total, and whatever make of RAM I have fitted has worked OK. I did have one stick of RAM fail, but that was replaced by the supplier with another stick of the same manufacturer and it works OK now.

    I have a few spare sticks, and the names on the chips themselves, in the main, are Hynix, and some are sourced as supplied/labelled from there, and I have a Micron labelled stick of RAM, but I'm sure I have other sticks/chips by other manufacturers and suppliers, so this is not in any way a definitive list of RAM that is compatible with an A1138. 8-)

    I think any reputable online supplier will swap any defective RAM they might have supplied for a working stick of RAM. At least that is what my supplier did when the one stick they sent me failed soon after I'd fitted it. ;-)
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  • »08.02.17 - 01:16
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    lerche
    Posts: 14 from 2004/7/25
    Quote:

    NewSense wrote:

    I have a few A1138s, about 6 in total, and whatever make of RAM I have fitted has worked OK. I did have one stick of RAM fail, but that was replaced by the supplier with another stick of the same manufacturer and it works OK now.




    Thanks it seems that the latest Powerbook's was not as sensitive om memory then..
    I think i will give this a try...


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    Henry Lerche Rasmussen
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