Introduction

Make sure to remove the battery first to avoid any incidents.

Turn the laptop over.
  • Turn the laptop over.

"Unlock" your battery by moving the switch as shown so that an unlocked lock on a red background is shown.
  • "Unlock" your battery by moving the switch as shown so that an unlocked lock on a red background is shown.

Next move the other switch, while the unlocked symbol is still showing. The battery should pop up, and no longer be flush with the bottom of the laptop.
  • Next move the other switch, while the unlocked symbol is still showing. The battery should pop up, and no longer be flush with the bottom of the laptop.

Now remove the battery by lifting it out of the laptop by the side closest to the switches.
  • Now remove the battery by lifting it out of the laptop by the side closest to the switches.

You have successfully removed the battery. Congratulations!
  • You have successfully removed the battery. Congratulations!

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Now, locate the two screws that hold the back cover panel onto the laptop.
  • Now, locate the two screws that hold the back cover panel onto the laptop.

Unscrew both of the screws that are holding the back panel in place with the Philips #00 head.
  • Unscrew both of the screws that are holding the back panel in place with the Philips #00 head.

  • The screws are 3/8" in length and have a 1/4" head.

Once both screws have been removed use a plastic opening tool to lift the panel up. Starting with the indented notch , and moving left and right from there. Once both screws have been removed use a plastic opening tool to lift the panel up. Starting with the indented notch , and moving left and right from there.
  • Once both screws have been removed use a plastic opening tool to lift the panel up. Starting with the indented notch , and moving left and right from there.

After the panel has been loosened by the plastic opening tool, take your finger, place it in the gap, and remove the panel from the laptop.
  • After the panel has been loosened by the plastic opening tool, take your finger, place it in the gap, and remove the panel from the laptop.

Now, locate the RAM.
  • Now, locate the RAM.

Locate the two metal pieces on both sides of the RAM that are holding it in place.
  • Locate the two metal pieces on both sides of the RAM that are holding it in place.

Pull the tabs apart to remove the RAM.
  • Pull the tabs apart to remove the RAM.

  • The RAM will pop up once they are pried open.

Carefully slide the RAM out of the compartment. Carefully slide the RAM out of the compartment.
  • Carefully slide the RAM out of the compartment.

Conclusion

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

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which bus-ram acer 5253 can use? i know it use bus 1066 but i don't know with bus 1666 how is machine active?

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