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

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sat Aug 2 12:14:57 CDT 2003


I've never had this problem... not sure why your DIMMS are so tight.

I usually pull on the DIMM while I work the lever... as the levers can
break easy enough.

Inserting them has never been difficult for me... just some firm
downward force with the thumbs on each end of the DIMM.

If you were to use anything, I'd think contact cleaner would be the
most appropriate.

Are your DIMM contacts corroded ????

-- Curt

>From: "Michael Free" <mfree80286 at adelphia.net>
>To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] any tricks for installing/removing ram from sparc10s?
>Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 13:11:20 -0400
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>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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Curtis Wilbar
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