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Introduction

The following guide will give instructions on how to properly replace the RAM/Memory on your Dell Inspiron 15-5552.

Parts

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  1. Make sure the laptop is powered down before you remove the battery.
    • Make sure the laptop is powered down before you remove the battery.

  2. Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.
    • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

  3. Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol towards the “unlock” position.
    • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol towards the “unlock” position.

    • You can tell that the battery is unlocked once you hear a "click."

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  5. Rotate the battery outward by lifting the bottom lip that pops out. Continue rotating the battery towards the top of the laptop until the battery is completely removed.
    • Rotate the battery outward by lifting the bottom lip that pops out.

    • Continue rotating the battery towards the top of the laptop until the battery is completely removed.

  6. Flip the device on its back, locate the screws circled.
    • Flip the device on its back, locate the screws circled.

  7. Use a J0 screwdriver to unscrew the two, 6mm Phillips screw on the rear-cover.
    • Use a J0 screwdriver to unscrew the two, 6mm Phillips screw on the rear-cover.

  8. Using a spudger, Lightly lift the rear-cover up and at an angle, away from the computer. Using a spudger, Lightly lift the rear-cover up and at an angle, away from the computer. Using a spudger, Lightly lift the rear-cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.
    • Using a spudger, Lightly lift the rear-cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.

  9. Use your fingers to carefully pull the securing clips on the RAM away from each other. The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.
    • Use your fingers to carefully pull the securing clips on the RAM away from each other.

    • The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.

  10. Remove the dislodged up RAM by pulling it away from the connection. If it does not pop up, pry it out in a steady and straight direction.
    • Remove the dislodged up RAM by pulling it away from the connection.

    • If it does not pop up, pry it out in a steady and straight direction.

Conclusion

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

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