Introduction

The RAM is located under the plastic casing of the laptop. Before starting the guide, make sure the laptop's charger is not plugged in.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Start by having the laptop upside down on a hard flat surface. Find and unscrew the 6.65 mm Phillips #1 screw.
    • Start by having the laptop upside down on a hard flat surface.

    • Find and unscrew the 6.65 mm Phillips #1 screw.

    • The screw will not detach from the RAM cover.

  2. Carefully remove the cover by lifting it with your fingers. Make sure that you do not pull the cover to quickly or too hard as this could damage the plastic pins that hold the cover on.
    • Carefully remove the cover by lifting it with your fingers.

    • Make sure that you do not pull the cover to quickly or too hard as this could damage the plastic pins that hold the cover on.

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  4. Identify the pins on both sides of the RAM. Using both hands, pull the pins apart from each other to release the RAM.
    • Identify the pins on both sides of the RAM.

    • Using both hands, pull the pins apart from each other to release the RAM.

    • The RAM will "pop" up on its own after the pins are pressed.

  5. Grab the RAM stick with two fingers and gently pull it out of its slot.
    • Grab the RAM stick with two fingers and gently pull it out of its slot.

Conclusion

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

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