Introduction

RAM in a laptop is often upgraded in order to make increase storage capacity and performance. RAM is easily replaced by removing 2 screws and pulling on two clamps that surround the RAM.

Image 1/2: Turn the laptop over. Image 2/2: Locate the orange switch next to the battery.
  • Unplug the charging cable from the laptop and the wall. Failure to disconnect the charging cable could result in electric shock.

  • Turn the laptop over.

  • Locate the orange switch next to the battery.

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Image 1/3: While holding the orange switch in place, lift the battery by the lip and pull it away from the laptop. Image 2/3: While holding the orange switch in place, lift the battery by the lip and pull it away from the laptop. Image 3/3: While holding the orange switch in place, lift the battery by the lip and pull it away from the laptop.
  • Using a small tool such as tweezers or a pen, slide the orange switch completely to the left to unlock the battery.

  • While holding the orange switch in place, lift the battery by the lip and pull it away from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Locate the 2 screws that hold the panel in place and unscrew them using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Locate the 2 screws that hold the panel in place and unscrew them using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver. Image 3/3: Locate the 2 screws that hold the panel in place and unscrew them using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.
  • Flip the laptop over and locate the bottom access panel. It is opposite the battery.

  • Locate the 2 screws that hold the panel in place and unscrew them using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.

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  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to lift the panel away from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Using your thumbs, push the brackets away from the RAM . It should pop up when released. Image 2/3: You can now gently pull the top RAM out of the laptop. Image 3/3: You can now gently pull the top RAM out of the laptop.
  • Lift the clear plastic flap and locate the pair of metal brackets that are holding the top RAM in place.

  • Using your thumbs, push the brackets away from the RAM . It should pop up when released.

  • You can now gently pull the top RAM out of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Using your thumbs, push the brackets away from the RAM . The RAM board should pop up when released. Image 2/3: You can now gently pull the top RAM  out of the laptop. Repeat for any other RAM boards that may be in the device. Image 3/3: You can now gently pull the top RAM  out of the laptop. Repeat for any other RAM boards that may be in the device.
  • Locate the second pair of metal clasps holding the bottom RAM in place.

  • Using your thumbs, push the brackets away from the RAM . The RAM board should pop up when released.

  • You can now gently pull the top RAM out of the laptop. Repeat for any other RAM boards that may be in the device.

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Conclusion

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

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