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Asus X553MA-BPD07051 RAM Replacement

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  1. Asus X553MA-BPD07051 RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Asus X553MA-BPD07051 RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver (PH0 bit) to remove the four 5.0 mm screws that are securing the bottom of the laptop.

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver (PH0 bit) to remove the six 11.0 mm screws that are securing the bottom of the laptop.

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    • Lift the edges of the keyboard using the plastic iFixit opening tool and raise the keyboard slightly to see the inside of the laptop.

    • Do not lift the keyboard too high as the keyboard is connected to the motherboard by two ribbon connectors that must be detached.

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    • Lift back the clip on the ribbon tape, and pull the tape out in order to remove the keyboard from the laptop.

    • Remove both pieces of the ribbon tape connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.

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    • Remove the bundled cable connector attaching the battery to the motherboard with the plastic iFixit opening tool.

    • Make sure that you do not remove the entire connector by applying too much force. Only the white plastic connector should be removed from the metal part on the motherboard.

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    • Use Phillips #0 screwdriver (PH0 bit) to remove the four 6.0 mm screws attaching the battery to the laptop.

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    • Lift the battery up and remove it completely from the laptop.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver (PH0 bit) to remove the four 6.0 mm screws that are securing the hard drive.

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    • Lift the hard drive up and pull it towards the screen so that it disconnects from the motherboard.

    • Use caution when disconnecting the hard drive from the motherboard, so that neither connector gets broken.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver (PH0 bit) to remove the one 6.0 mm screw holding in the optical drive.

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    • Gently slide the optical drive out from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the bundled cable connector that connects the fan to the motherboard using the plastic iFixit opening tool.

    • Remove the bundled cable connector that attaches the audio to the motherboard with the plastic iFixit opening tool.

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    • Lift the metal clip holding the ZIF connector ribbon down.

    • Pull the ribbon out from the connector, away from the motherboard.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver (PH0 bit) to remove the five 6.0 mm screws attaching the motherboard to the base of the laptop.

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    • Remove the tape from the motherboard.

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    • Lift the metal clips holding the ZIF connector down.

    • Push the gold metal connector away from the motherboard.

    • Be careful not to break the connector.

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    • Lift the coaxial connector from the wifi chip with the plastic iFixit opening tool.

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    • Lift the motherboard to remove it fully.

    • Do not pull too hard, the motherboard should come off easily once it has been separated from the base of the laptop.

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    • Remove the RAM by lifting and pulling it up from the back of the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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