[rescue] any tricks for installing/removing ram from sparc10s?

Michael Free mfree80286 at adelphia.net
Sat Aug 2 12:11:20 CDT 2003

A little mineral oil shouldn't hurt anything, I'd think... just a little rub
on the memory contacts with a finger. You could even find contact lube,
which IIRC is designed as a contact point conductor and will not cross-talk
or evaporate, and is antioxidant.

Mike Free

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Wouk" <awouk at ra.nilenet.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 1:03 PM
Subject: [rescue] any tricks for installing/removing ram from sparc10s?

> i finally got around to trying to combine the ram from my recently
> dead sparc10 and its replacement. the old machine had a bunch of 64meg
> sticks which i wanted to move into the new machine to replace the 2r
> meg sticks there.
> well, i finally did get two 64 meg sticks installed, but my fingers
> still hurt from the effort. i guess by now the ram is nearly welded
> into place - i broke one of the levers for lifting the ram in the
> process.
> then placing the 64meg sticks in place was just as bad - getting them
> seated required tapping in place with a small wooden hammer! nothing
> else would seat them.
> so am i missing any tricks to make this easier? i still have two more
> sticks to replace!
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