Introduction

These are common symptoms requiring the replacement of the RAM chips in an Acer Travelmate 220 include:

  1. The inability to turn your computer on.
  2. Your computer randomly crashing/turning off.
  3. Your computer randomly rebooting/turning on.
  4. The inability to install new programs to your computer.
Place the computer with the bottom facing up.
  • Place the computer with the bottom facing up.

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Locate the larger cover panel in the upper left hand corner of the computer. Locate the Phillips screw holding the large cover panel in place. Locate the Phillips screw holding the large cover panel in place.
  • Locate the larger cover panel in the upper left hand corner of the computer.

  • Locate the Phillips screw holding the large cover panel in place.

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Remove the located screw with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the located screw with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the located screw with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Slide the large cover panel to the right, until you hear a click.
  • Slide the large cover panel to the right, until you hear a click.

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Place the plastic opening tool in the gap created to the left of the large cover panel. Pry the cover panel up and remove it from the computer.
  • Place the plastic opening tool in the gap created to the left of the large cover panel.

  • Pry the cover panel up and remove it from the computer.

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Locate the white plastic levers on each side of the two RAM chips. Locate the white plastic levers on each side of the two RAM chips.
  • Locate the white plastic levers on each side of the two RAM chips.

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Locate the first RAM chip. Push the plastic levers away from the first RAM chip. Push the plastic levers away from the first RAM chip.
  • Locate the first RAM chip.

  • Push the plastic levers away from the first RAM chip.

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Lift the RAM chip from the compartment. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second RAM chip. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second RAM chip.
  • Lift the RAM chip from the compartment.

  • Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second RAM chip.

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Conclusion

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

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