HP Pavilion DV3 RAM Replacement

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This guide will teach you how to remove and replace the RAM from your laptop.

This guide instructs you how to remove the RAM. You will need the screwdriver listed in the tools section.

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Step 1 – Battery: Locate the battery release slider on the bottom of the laptop and move it in the direction of the arrow to the unlock position.

  • The yellow highlighted edge of the battery should pop up slightly when the switch is moved

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Step 2: Using the edge of the battery that has popped up, lift the battery out of the computer.

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Edit Step 3 RAM  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 3.5 mm diameter head and 7 mm long screws using the Philips PH1 screwdriver.

  • Both screws will remain attached to the cover.

  • Set the cover with attached screws to the side.

  • The RAM will now be exposed

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Find the two clips located on each side of the RAM.

  • Using both hands, simultaneously grab each clip and open them away from the RAM stick.

  • The RAM will pop up.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Using one hand, pull the RAM up and to the left to remove it.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • If there is a second RAM module present (as shown), repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove it.

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

For more information, check out the HP Pavilion DV3 device page.

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