Hola from Mexico City dear "originalmachead" & "Dan". English is my 2nd language so forgive my grammar.
Interesting topic. I have a Macbook Pro Retina 15" launched by Apple at the end of 2013 with no option to add more RAM but with the option to expand it at the time of purchase to 16 GB in RAM.
As far I as know, the same RAM (1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory) is used on all Macbooks after this year until now, so, my question is amigos... can my 8GB of RAM can be de-soldered & re-soldered in order to upgrade to 16GB from RAM taken from a broken/sold4parts late Macbook?
And I say "broken/sold4parts Macbook" because according to "originalmachead" find new 16GB of new RAM is impossible and I quote "I don't even know where the type of RAM required is disclosed... there are no 3rd party components available".... and I agree completely because I have looked for it thoroughly .
Thanks so much for your replies, cheers from Mexico City.
I really need to upgrade the RAM. I have many apps running and it slows down my MacBook pro
In this device no, as it is soldered to the main board unless you have someone like Louis Rossmann solder more on.
door David bellows
Now I think of buying another laptop. My macbook pro retina 13 inch early 2015 still works fine, but I need a bigger screen and a bigger RAM (I have 8GB now). Just checked the apple website for a new laptop with a higher Ram and SSD, the prices are draconic! Shall I go for Windows laptop which can be upgraded with parts at much lower price? My wife bought Windows PC laptop for £300. Couple years later upgraded SSD and RAM and her laptop works fast and good. And the upgrade cost was not noticeable at all. I used to Mac and like it, but feel that the pricing and upgrade ability is unfair. Probably will go for Windows laptop because of that.
door Igor K
Yes you can upgrade the RAM on a 2015 MacBook all you have to do is redo the RGB chip with a hot air soldering device. I do it all the time it’s very easy. Also a good way to fix locked boards without passwords by using old dead boards that are unlocked.
door Joseph Hefner
Can you do mine @josephhefner lol. I have 2 early 2015 Mac pros with Retina display. Both have 8 gb of ram. Since covid everything is moving towards video and I need more ram to run Facebook live and zoom services at my church. I’m in the NY area. If you’re to far away, is there anyway you can make a YouTube video explaining how to do the upgrade. I’m definitely a d.i.yer. My computers would really benefit from another 8gb of ram.
door Robert Blakney
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