Introduction

Upgrade your RAM for a noticeable increase in speed.

  1. Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position.
    • Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position.

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

    • Remove the battery.

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  2. Turn the notebook around to face you.
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Pull back the retaining clips either side of the RAM.

    • It will spring up, ready to be removed.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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

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