Introduction

In this guide, you will be able to replace your laptop's RAM with step by step help. The RAM is located on the motherboard.

Remove the device's battery before beginning. Turn laptop so under side is facing up. Locate the hard drive door and unscrew the 5 screws using PH0 mm Phillips Head.
  • Remove the device's battery before beginning.

  • Turn laptop so under side is facing up.

  • Locate the hard drive door and unscrew the 5 screws using PH0 mm Phillips Head.

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Pry open hard drive cover using the Spudger tool.
  • Pry open hard drive cover using the Spudger tool.

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Remove screw attached to the hard drive using the PH0 mm Phillips Head. The hard drive can now be removed from the device. The hard drive can now be removed from the device.
  • Remove screw attached to the hard drive using the PH0 mm Phillips Head.

  • The hard drive can now be removed from the device.

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Remove battery before beginning. Remove back of laptop and unscrew the 5 screws using PH0 mm Phillips Head. Pry open the cover using the Spudger tool.
  • Remove battery before beginning.

  • Remove back of laptop and unscrew the 5 screws using PH0 mm Phillips Head.

  • Pry open the cover using the Spudger tool.

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Remove the keyboard using the plastic opening tool. There is a plastic film that needs to be gently peeled from the laptop base. Use caution when removing the keyboard as it is fragile.
  • Remove the keyboard using the plastic opening tool.

  • There is a plastic film that needs to be gently peeled from the laptop base.

  • Use caution when removing the keyboard as it is fragile.

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Remove the 4 screws using the  PH0 mm Phillips Head tool. Remove the 4 screws using the  PH0 mm Phillips Head tool.
  • Remove the 4 screws using the PH0 mm Phillips Head tool.

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Remove the motherboard from the base of the laptop by unscrew the screw drivers using  PH0 mm Phillips Head. Carefully remove the charger attachment in the top left.
  • Remove the motherboard from the base of the laptop by unscrew the screw drivers using PH0 mm Phillips Head.

  • Carefully remove the charger attachment in the top left.

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Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures
  • Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures

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After removing the motherboard, turn it over.
  • After removing the motherboard, turn it over.

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To replace the RAM, hold the both metal prongs that are on the sides of the RAM to the side.
  • To replace the RAM, hold the both metal prongs that are on the sides of the RAM to the side.

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After RAM memory card is released from the motherboard, hold the RAM  card on a 45 degree angle and remove the card.
  • After RAM memory card is released from the motherboard, hold the RAM card on a 45 degree angle and remove the card.

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Install your new RAM memory card.
  • Install your new RAM memory card.

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Conclusion

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

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