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Introduction

Upgrade your RAM for a noticeable increase in speed.

  1. Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position. Pull back the second spring-loaded battery catch until the battery pops up. Remove the battery.
    • Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position.

    • Pull back the second spring-loaded battery catch until the battery pops up.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. Turn the notebook around to face you. There are two Phillips #00 screws securing the cover panel to the rest of the notebook. Remove these screws. There are two Phillips #00 screws securing the cover panel to the rest of the notebook. Remove these screws.
    • Turn the notebook around to face you.

    • There are two Phillips #00 screws securing the cover panel to the rest of the notebook. Remove these screws.

  3. Use a spudger to release the panel from the plastic retaining clips keeping it in place. Do not apply too much force, or you may break the clips. Remove the panel and set it aside.
    • Use a spudger to release the panel from the plastic retaining clips keeping it in place.

    • Do not apply too much force, or you may break the clips.

    • Remove the panel and set it aside.

  4. The RAM is protected by a transparent cellophane cover. Lift this cover away from the RAM. It will not come free from the RAM. You may wish to use some Scotch tape to hold the cover in place while you work.
    • The RAM is protected by a transparent cellophane cover.

    • Lift this cover away from the RAM. It will not come free from the RAM.

    • You may wish to use some Scotch tape to hold the cover in place while you work.

  5. Pull back the retaining clips either side of the RAM. It will spring up, ready to be removed.
    • Pull back the retaining clips either side of the RAM.

    • It will spring up, ready to be removed.

  6. Hold on to opposite edges of the RAM chip and gently pull it diagonally upwards to remove it from the computer. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the second RAM chip if necessary. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the second RAM chip if necessary.
    • Hold on to opposite edges of the RAM chip and gently pull it diagonally upwards to remove it from the computer.

    • Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the second RAM chip if necessary.

  7. When reinserting RAM, push it diagonally downwards until almost all of the gold connector strip is inside the socket. Push gently down on the RAM until the retaining clips click back over it.
    • When reinserting RAM, push it diagonally downwards until almost all of the gold connector strip is inside the socket.

    • Push gently down on the RAM until the retaining clips click back over it.

Conclusion

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

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Skylar MacDonald

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note to add: it only supports 8gb (2x4gb) max

SquinteyedSniper - Réponse

Hi, not sure if this is the right place to post this troubleshooting request.

I’ve re-seated the original 4GB memory and added a further 4GB into the additional slot on my acer Aspire 5742 laptop. When I turn it on, the machine shows the initial ACER splash screen with the ‘Press <F2> to enter Setup.’ message in the bottom left-hand corner and the hard drive briefly whirls before the laptop powers down. It then powers back up and continually loops this cycle until I remove the power sources (mains and battery). When I press <F2>, I get 4 (four) short, quick beeps - which I think is telling me to re-seat the RAM. I have re-seated the RAM a handful of times without any progress in the reboot.

Any pointers please as to where I am going wrong or what to try next?

Stuart Adams - Réponse

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