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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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