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Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement

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  1. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position.

    • Pull back the second spring-loaded battery catch until the battery pops up.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, Cover Panel: step 2, image 1 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, Cover Panel: step 2, image 2 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, Cover Panel: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Turn the notebook around to face you.

    • There are two Phillips #00 screws securing the cover panel to the rest of the notebook. Remove these screws.

  3. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to release the panel from the plastic retaining clips keeping it in place.

    • Do not apply too much force, or you may break the clips.

    • Remove the panel and set it aside.

  4. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 4, image 1 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 4, image 2 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • The RAM is protected by a transparent cellophane cover.

    • Lift this cover away from the RAM. It will not come free from the RAM.

    • You may wish to use some Scotch tape to hold the cover in place while you work.

  5. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Pull back the retaining clips either side of the RAM.

    • It will spring up, ready to be removed.

  6. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Hold on to opposite edges of the RAM chip and gently pull it diagonally upwards to remove it from the computer.

    • Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the second RAM chip if necessary.

  7. Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Acer Aspire 5742 RAM Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • When reinserting RAM, push it diagonally downwards until almost all of the gold connector strip is inside the socket.

    • Push gently down on the RAM until the retaining clips click back over it.

Conclusion

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

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Skylar MacDonald

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note to add: it only supports 8gb (2x4gb) max

SquinteyedSniper - Reply

Hi, not sure if this is the right place to post this troubleshooting request.

I’ve re-seated the original 4GB memory and added a further 4GB into the additional slot on my acer Aspire 5742 laptop. When I turn it on, the machine shows the initial ACER splash screen with the ‘Press <F2> to enter Setup.’ message in the bottom left-hand corner and the hard drive briefly whirls before the laptop powers down. It then powers back up and continually loops this cycle until I remove the power sources (mains and battery). When I press <F2>, I get 4 (four) short, quick beeps - which I think is telling me to re-seat the RAM. I have re-seated the RAM a handful of times without any progress in the reboot.

Any pointers please as to where I am going wrong or what to try next?

Stuart Adams - Reply

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