I got a 1GB card to upgrade my iBook, and I thought I was all set.
I had a grounding strap, and I thought I was all set.
I had a PDF with instructions on how to install the memory, and I thought I was all set.
Then I opened the grounding strap and discovered there were no instructions....what was I supposed to attach it to? A friend suggested the water tap.
Then I went to undo the screws that kept the memory shield in place and discovered that I didn't have a screwdriver small enough...I discovered that my Swiss Army knife blade worked okay.
Then I put the card in, reassembled the whole thing, started it up and....the machine didn't recognize the card! No change at all!
I have such bad luck with computer hardware; is there any wonder I hate to upgrade machines?!
1) I didn't install the memory correctly (I tried re-seating it and still no go.)
2) The memory card is faulty (or worse, I screwed it up)
3) The computer doesn't actually support more than 1GB. (I checked, but it can be a little confusing to figure out which iBook is which and what memory they support.)
This just sucks. Now you know why I don't play electric guitar.