Introduction

To replace the RAM is an in-depth procedure as it's located under the motherboard. There are a lot of screws from the various parts but they're all the same size so it doesn't matter where they go back in.

Parts

No parts required.

Unscrew the 13 6.2mm screws located on the bottom of the laptop using the JIS #0 screwdriver. Unscrew the 13 6.2mm screws located on the bottom of the laptop using the JIS #0 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the 13 6.2mm screws located on the bottom of the laptop using the JIS #0 screwdriver.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the lower case off. Place aside. Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the lower case off. Place aside. Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the lower case off. Place aside.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the lower case off. Place aside.

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Locate the small black button surrounded by a white circle near the battery on the motherboard. Press and hold the button for five seconds.
  • Locate the small black button surrounded by a white circle near the battery on the motherboard.

  • Press and hold the button for five seconds.

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Using your fingers or the small plastic opening tools, disconnect the battery connection from the motherboard by pinching and pulling back on both sides of the connector. Using your fingers or the small plastic opening tools, disconnect the battery connection from the motherboard by pinching and pulling back on both sides of the connector. Using your fingers or the small plastic opening tools, disconnect the battery connection from the motherboard by pinching and pulling back on both sides of the connector.
  • Using your fingers or the small plastic opening tools, disconnect the battery connection from the motherboard by pinching and pulling back on both sides of the connector.

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Locate the two 6.2mm black screws holding the battery in place and unscrew them. Gently lift and remove the battery. Gently lift and remove the battery.
  • Locate the two 6.2mm black screws holding the battery in place and unscrew them.

  • Gently lift and remove the battery.

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Locate the hard drive and slide the hard drive to the left until it disconnects from the mother board. Locate the hard drive and slide the hard drive to the left until it disconnects from the mother board. Locate the hard drive and slide the hard drive to the left until it disconnects from the mother board.
  • Locate the hard drive and slide the hard drive to the left until it disconnects from the mother board.

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You will see a white rectangular piece next to the upper left-hand corner of the motherboard that is connected with a black cord and a white cord; this is the network card. Unscrew the one 6.2mm screw in the upper left-hand corner of the network card.
  • You will see a white rectangular piece next to the upper left-hand corner of the motherboard that is connected with a black cord and a white cord; this is the network card.

  • Unscrew the one 6.2mm screw in the upper left-hand corner of the network card.

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Remove the black and the white cords from the network card. Slide the card out of the motherboard and replace it with the new one. Slide the card out of the motherboard and replace it with the new one.
  • Remove the black and the white cords from the network card.

  • Slide the card out of the motherboard and replace it with the new one.

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Disconnect the remaining connectors from the motherboard. Disconnect the remaining connectors from the motherboard. Disconnect the remaining connectors from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the remaining connectors from the motherboard.

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Unscrew the three 6.2mm screws as indicated by the picture. Unscrew the three 6.2mm screws as indicated by the picture.
  • Unscrew the three 6.2mm screws as indicated by the picture.

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Flip the motherboard over. Flip the motherboard over.
  • Flip the motherboard over.

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Locate the RAM
  • Locate the RAM

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Gently push the two metal clips that hold the RAM to the side, as indicated by the picture. It should pop up once done. It should pop up once done.
  • Gently push the two metal clips that hold the RAM to the side, as indicated by the picture.

  • It should pop up once done.

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Pull the RAM out.
  • Pull the RAM out.

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Conclusion

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

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