Replace the RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010.

Originally, the maximum possible RAM configuration was 8 GB. However, systems running OS X 10.7.5 (or higher), updated with the latest EFI, and equipped with proper specification memory modules can support up to 16 GB of RAM. —Source

  1. Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:
    • Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:

      • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

      • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

  2. Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.
    • Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.

    • For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Release the tabs on each side of the chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

    • These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

    • After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

    • Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Hey, I put 16Gb RAM in my MacBook Pro Mid 2010. I bought in another store because iFixit doesn't have.

Thanks Walter Galan to more this tutorial!!

wilsonwistuba - Antwoord


Please answer this question. Today i purchase Macbook Pro core2duo model: A1278 year: 2010 Laptop and i found the ram is 2gb DDR3 1333mhz bus speed.

So will 1333mhz bus speed support my macbook or it will crash randomly ? or i should buy another ram of 1066mhz bus speed.


Muhammad Talha - Antwoord

The front side buss speed is 1066mhz so that the speed the board talks to everything including memory, it can't talk any faster so putting 1333mhz will run at 1066mhz. So I would go with 1066mhz and save your money. If you also make sure you firmware for the board is up-to-date and you are running latest OS it can take you should've able to run 16GB ram, even if apple say it only supports 8GB. If you get the correct ram you can run 16GB that's what I have in mine running high Sierra. In have same system as you. You may also want to think about adding a solid state drive in place of the drive that's in with will probably be a mechanical drive. Believe me you will seen the difference in speed when the system starts up etc.

Gordon -


My macbook has somewhat of a week bottom ram stick holders. The stick pops right out when being mounted into it’s slot.

Is this a known problem? is there a good mechanical solution for this other than taping the ram stick down? maybe bending in the holders or something?


Tal Glazer - Antwoord

Hallo Walter,

ich habe das gleiche Model und habe mir vor 1,5 Jahren eine 256 SSD Platte und 2x 8 GB 1066 GHz RAM Erweiterung einbauen lassen.Leider hatte ich dann immer Abstürze bzw “Kernel panics”. Bis wir einfach die neuen RAM´s raus und die alten 2x2 GB Ram wieder eingesetzt haben und siehe da, seit dem läuft das MBP ohne Murren.

Nur ist die Performance bißchen dürftig und auf el Capitan geht auch alles gut. Aber ich möchte gerne auf Sierra umstellen und deshalb würde ich gerne wissen, ob eine Erweiterung auf 16 GB tatsächlich geht und ob es an der Marke der RAM liegen kann? Mit welchen 2x8 GB hast Du gute Erfahrung gemacht oder soll ich sicherheitshalber doch nur auf 2x4 GB gehen?

Herzlichen Dank für Deinen Rat.

furby_luzzie - Antwoord


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