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This guide will demonstrate the process for replacing the RAM in this laptop. This could be useful if your RAM is not working properly or if you would like to upgrade your RAM. This will be one of the easiest replacements in this device. RAM is designed to be replaced and upgraded, so it was made very easy to access. RAM is basically the computer's temporary memory, NOT the computer's storage. One thing to note, this bay may be empty as one stick of RAM is soldered into the motherboard and is not serviceable by the end-user. If it is this stick that is defective, you will need to file an RMA. However if it is the stick in the bay that is defective, then please proceed with this repair guide.


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  1. Asus X555LA-SI305041 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Flip your laptop upside down and set it on a solid surface.

    • The RAM is located under the square cover on the bottom of the laptop.

  2. Asus X555LA-SI305041 RAM Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the screw cover.

    • Make sure to keep the screw cover in a safe place. It is very easy to misplace.

  3. Asus X555LA-SI305041 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the single 2.5mm screw on the RAM cover.

  4. Asus X555LA-SI305041 RAM Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to open the RAM cover.

  5. Asus X555LA-SI305041 RAM Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • With your finger, push the two metal tabs (one on each side) outward until the RAM card pops up.

  6. Asus X555LA-SI305041 RAM Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Gently remove the RAM card.


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

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Why does my cover not have a screw? Same laptop, ASUS X555LA.

Bob - Reply

Are you seeing just a plastic circle? That has to be pried off... the screw is underneath.

sakichri - Reply

Hi! The battery have not be removed before this?

Ariel Bova - Reply

Ariel, the battery should be removed but this creates very unnecessary strain and stress on you. This is just an expansion bay, the actual ram is soldered on the motherboard, not serviceable by the end-user. Again, this is an expansion bay so what that means is if no RAM is in the to begin with, the laptop will be fine because there is still RAM directly on the motherboard. This is just so the end-user can add more RAM if they so choose.

Ryan S. - Reply

What if it comes with 2GB RAM already in the bay? Is it okay to proceed as long as the PC is shutdown? Will I lose any information by removing the 2GB RAM stick? Thanks. (My X555LAB has 6GB RAM total but I wish to replace the 2GB with an 8GB, 12GB total, even though this PC has the i7 CPU which I heard can handle more than 12GB of RAM, something like 32GB but apparently this PC can handle only 12GB even though it has an i7 8th gen processor) Any advice?

Brandon - Reply

Guys, so there is 4 GB RAM on the MOBO, and I can even add another 8 on top, having 12? Or I can add not more than 4 since it says that max for this laptop is 8. Please advise.

Arteom Iurcenco - Reply

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