Introduction

RAM is a crucial component which attributes to the speed and multitasking ability of the computer.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Remove all external devices.
  • Shutdown the computer.

  • Remove all external devices.

  • Unplug the power, and any other cords, from the laptop.

  • Turn the laptop upside down, with the front towards you.

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Image 1/2: Lift the front edge of the battery pack and swing it back to remove it. Image 2/2: When reassembling, first align the back of the battery with the chassis, then press the front downwards until it latches.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the left until the battery pops up.

  • Lift the front edge of the battery pack and swing it back to remove it.

  • When reassembling, first align the back of the battery with the chassis, then press the front downwards until it latches.

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Image 1/2: These screws are captured to the cover panel. Image 2/2: Lift the front edge of the memory module compartment cover and swing it back to remove it.
  • Loosen the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the memory module compartment cover to the computer.

    • These screws are captured to the cover panel.

  • Lift the front edge of the memory module compartment cover and swing it back to remove it.

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Image 1/2: Pull the module out of the socket at the same angle it is now oriented. Image 2/2: Repeat these steps to remove the second memory module.
  • Use your fingers, or plastic opening tools, to spread the metal retaining tabs on each side of the RAM outwards until the module pops up.

  • Pull the module out of the socket at the same angle it is now oriented.

  • Repeat these steps to remove the second memory module.

  • When reassembling, align the offset notch on the RAM contacts with the tab on the socket and insert at a 30 degree angle.

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Conclusion

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

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