Introduction

Memory is a crucial part on a computer and can be replaced if damaged or upgraded for a better system usability.

Before removing the RAM, shut down your laptop and unplug the power adapter.
  • Before removing the RAM, shut down your laptop and unplug the power adapter.

  • Turn the laptop over onto a flat surface.

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Take the screwdriver and loosen the screws that cover the memory module compartment.
  • Take the screwdriver and loosen the screws that cover the memory module compartment.

  • Carefully remove the screws and the panel then set them aside.

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Ground yourself from electrostatic discharge by touching any metal objects or use your anti-static gloves.
  • Ground yourself from electrostatic discharge by touching any metal objects or use your anti-static gloves.

    • System memories are very sensitive to static electricity.

  • After you open the panel, you will see the memory card that needs to be removed on the upper slot.

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Gently push apart the latches on either side of the slot that holds the memory card. Only use firm pressure as needed. You will hear the RAM pop out of the slot at an angle.
  • Gently push apart the latches on either side of the slot that holds the memory card.

    • Only use firm pressure as needed.

    • You will hear the RAM pop out of the slot at an angle.

  • Safely take the damaged RAM and set it aside on an anti-static surface.

    • To replace, after you remove the damaged RAM, take and hold the new RAM by the sides with the gold edge facing down.

    • Make sure your hands are clean and do not let your fingerprints get on the memory.

    • Line up the pins and insert the new memory at a slight angle.

    • Firmly push the memory flat into the slot until you feel the memory is in place.

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Conclusion

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

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