Introduction

The RAM of the computer is responsible for running all of the programs while the computer is powered on. If a user experiences the computer freezing during operation, it may be due to the RAM being too small or too slow. To fix this, upgrading the RAM is often a quick and easy solution to speeding up the performance of your laptop. This guide goes through the necessary steps in order to replace the RAM currently in the computer.

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Turn off the laptop.
  • Turn off the laptop.

  • Disconnect the charging cable.

  • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

  • Turn the computer upside down.

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Locate the two switches that lock the battery.
  • Locate the two switches that lock the battery.

  • Push the right switch outwards to unlock the battery.

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  • Push and hold the left switch outwards to unlock the battery.

  • Pull the battery away from the computer.

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  • Turn the laptop over so that the bottom side is facing up.

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  • Unscrew the five 5mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the cover in place.

    • The screws do not come out fully from the back plate. They stay attached to the plate itself.

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  • With the screws removed, insert the plastic opening tool into the groove located on the right side.

  • Begin to pry up, and the plate should lift up from the body of the laptop.

  • While lifting up, take the piece in one hand and pull up and to the right to fully remove the back plate.

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  • Using your fingers, hold open the two clips holding the top RAM in place.

    • The two RAM chips are placed one on top of another. It is important to take the top one out first to easily access the bottom one.

  • With the clips held away from the RAM, slide the top stick out from it's connection.

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  • With the top RAM stick removed, repeat the same process for the bottom piece. Begin by holding the two clips away from the RAM.

  • With the clips held out, slide the RAM out from the connection.

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Conclusion

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

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