Introduction

Use this guide to help you replace the RAM in a Dell Inspiron 1525.

Parts

No parts required.

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

Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click. Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.
  • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

  • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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Remove/loosen the eight 4.80 mm Phillips #1 screws securing the bottom panel. The screws may only need to be loosened, as they are generally retained by plastic washers.
  • Remove/loosen the eight 4.80 mm Phillips #1 screws securing the bottom panel.

    • The screws may only need to be loosened, as they are generally retained by plastic washers.

  • Remove the bottom panel.

Push the white tabs on either side of the RAM chip outward. The chip should pop up a little. Carefully remove the RAM chip by pulling it out at a slight vertical angle. Carefully remove the RAM chip by pulling it out at a slight vertical angle.
  • Push the white tabs on either side of the RAM chip outward. The chip should pop up a little.

  • Carefully remove the RAM chip by pulling it out at a slight vertical angle.

Remove the lower RAM chip in the same fashion as the upper one. Remove the lower RAM chip in the same fashion as the upper one.
  • Remove the lower RAM chip in the same fashion as the upper one.

Conclusion

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

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