Introduction

RAM provides programs with quick access to the data they need. The more programs you have open at once, the more RAM your computer will need.

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Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing up. Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider.
  • Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing up.

  • Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider.

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Use the spudger to move the slider to the right and hold it there. With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop.
  • Use the spudger to move the slider to the right and hold it there.

  • With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop.

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This step will void your device warranty.
  • This step will void your device warranty.

  • Use the screwdriver to pierce the warranty sticker.

  • Unscrew and remove the #0 6mm Phillips screw and set it aside.

Bradley,

If I replace the chrome os Hard drive with one that has a Linux distro already installed will the linux work normally or is there something built in to stop it.

It's something I do with an old dell I use for checking out distros.

Regards,

Jack

jack martin - Reply

I guess it's too late to answer this question now, but C710 is not IBM PC-compatible so standard linux distros do not run normally on it without any modifications.

You can flash a IBM PC-compatible bootloader(coreboot+SEABIOS) on it to run other linux distros.

cdac1234 -

Any suggested source for getting the 4 Gb RAM upgrade? Does this RAM have a model number?

rwells78 -

What is the hard drive called, or it's specific name, so that I may search around for a replacement, before taking my laptop apart?

Jennifer Munoz - Reply

Mine is a Seagate ST320L T020

Marshall Gates -

Slide the back panel towards you. The best spots to place your fingers are on the bumpers. Lift on the front edge to remove the panel.
  • Slide the back panel towards you. The best spots to place your fingers are on the bumpers.

  • Lift on the front edge to remove the panel.

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Pull the metal tabs sideways away from the memory stick. The RAM stick will pop up.
  • Pull the metal tabs sideways away from the memory stick.

  • The RAM stick will pop up.

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Pull the RAM stick up and away from the laptop. Pull the RAM stick up and away from the laptop.
  • Pull the RAM stick up and away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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Is there only one RAM stick? My wife's C710 has 2 GB of RAM and I have two spare 2 GB sticks. I assumed that the C710 had two 1 GB sticks. Is this incorrect? Are two 2 GB sticks not going to help?

Garrett Mick - Reply

I believe the C710 comes with a single stick of RAM preinstalled, but there are two slots there. So if you have the correct type of RAM, you should be good to go. One installs right on top of the other.

Jeff Suovanen -

Awesome, thank you!

Garrett Mick - Reply

Acer and Crucial insist that 4 GB is maximum ram, but I’ve successfully installed 12 GB and I’ve read reports on the web of 16 GB. It uses the same memory as my 2012 Mac Mini, (my source for the additional RAM) Adding a SSD will make this a powerful machine indeed. The main limitation is that although it will run the (aging) Chrubuntu (an Ubuntu install running on the Chrome kernel), it will not dual boot with linux. The firmware needs to be flashed in order to install a newer linux distro (Gallium OS or a specialized Mint 18), and this will effectively end it’s ability to run Chrome (although I beleive the firmware can be re-flashed so as to return it to Chrome OS .)

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