Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the random access memory card or RAM in your laptop. To perform the replacement, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver and a plastic opening tool to pop open the keyboard.

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Close your laptop and turn it over so that the bottom is facing up.
  • Close your laptop and turn it over so that the bottom is facing up.

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In the upper left hand corner, slide the bar with the lock icon to the right. This will unlock the battery.
  • In the upper left hand corner, slide the bar with the lock icon to the right. This will unlock the battery.

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  • Slide the bar with the battery icon, on the right of your laptop, to the left to release the battery.

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  • Grab the battery and remove it from the laptop.

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  • Remove the twenty 6.5mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Two of these 6.5mm screws are covered by a silver sticker. Remove the sticker by gently scraping your finger nail under the sticker and then remove the screws.

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  • Remove the black corner covers on either side of the battery to reveal four additional 6.5mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  • Remove the four 6.5mm Phillips #00 screws that were underneath the black corner covers.

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  • On the right-hand corner of the laptop, remove the CD-ROM by pressing the small button on the side. Pull it out of the laptop, and set it to the side.

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  • Make sure that all screws and the CD-ROM Drive are removed before trying to complete this step to prevent damaging your laptop. During this step, you will likely hear loud crackling noises. This is normal.

  • Flip the computer back over with the screen facing up and open the laptop.

  • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the face plate from the backing.

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  • After running the Plastic Opening Tool along the sides, you can gently lift the keyboard up and on top of the screen to access the RAM.

  • The RAM will be located above the Motherboard and next to the Processor.

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  • Release the RAM by pulling the two white levers away from the sides of the RAM.

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  • Pull the RAM up and out of the laptop to remove it.

  • When reassembling, be sure to insert the RAM at the same angle it came out. Then push it down into place.

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Conclusion

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

Morgan Best

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