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.
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  • Place the computer with the bottom facing up.

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Image 1/3: Locate the Phillips screw holding the large cover panel in place. Image 2/3: Locate the Phillips screw holding the large cover panel in place. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/2: Pry the cover panel up and remove it from the computer. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Push the plastic levers away from the first RAM chip. Image 2/3: Push the plastic levers away from the first RAM chip. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second RAM chip. Image 2/3: Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second RAM chip. Image 3/3: 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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