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Introduction

If the device does not load past the Lenovo loading screen, then there might be a problem with the amount of RAM or a damaged RAM. Another indicator of there being a problem with the RAM is if a RAM failure message occurs on the screen. Follow the guide to replace the RAM.

  1. Flip the IdeaPad bottom side up.
    • Flip the IdeaPad bottom side up.

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two 6.0mm screws on the back panel, that hold the keyboard.

    • Flip the computer back to top facing.

  2. Open the lid.
    • Open the lid.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard up and away from the bottom assembly.

  3. Next disconnect the keyboard cable by using the tip of the spudger or your finger to lightly push out the ribbon from the contact port.
    • Next disconnect the keyboard cable by using the tip of the spudger or your finger to lightly push out the ribbon from the contact port.

    • Completely remove the keyboard from the bottom assembly.

  4. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5.0mm  screw on the back panel.
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5.0mm screw on the back panel.

  5. Flip the laptop to  its back and the optical drive is located at the top left corner.
    • Flip the laptop to its back and the optical drive is located at the top left corner.

    • Remove the optical CD DVD drive by lightly pulling it out of the assembly.

  6. Place the laptop bottom facing up.
    • Place the laptop bottom facing up.

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the remaining eight 6.0mm screws on the back panel.

    • Flip the computer back to top facing.

  7. Separate the top case from the bottom using a plastic opening tool.
    • Separate the top case from the bottom using a plastic opening tool.

    • Continue prying the top and bottom case from each other all around the perimeter of the laptop.

  8. Turn the laptop upside down and gently pry the top case free from the bottom case.
    • Turn the laptop upside down and gently pry the top case free from the bottom case.

  9. The battery is attached to the bottom case of the laptop.
    • The battery is attached to the bottom case of the laptop.

    • Remove the two 4.0mm screws.

    • Push the battery component away from you in order to completely remove the battery from the fixture.

  10. On the back panel, the RAM is located at the bottom of the logic board.
    • On the back panel, the RAM is located at the bottom of the logic board.

    • Press the silver two hinges at the bottom corners of the RAM to loosen the RAM.

    • Remove the loosened RAM from the back panel.

Conclusion

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

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