Introduction

It is useful to to replace the hard drive if your computer has become slow or if your programs freeze or crash.

Image 1/2: Place the laptop on a flat stable surface. Image 2/2: Flip the laptop over so the underside is visible.
  • Unplug the laptop before changing the battery to avoid electric shock.

  • Place the laptop on a flat stable surface.

  • Flip the laptop over so the underside is visible.

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Image 1/2: Slide the lock switch to the left (away from the lock symbol). Image 2/2: Slide the battery out away from the laptop.
  • Locate the battery lock switch.

  • Slide the lock switch to the left (away from the lock symbol).

  • Slide the battery out away from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to lift the module cover. Image 2/3: Use the plastic opening tool to lift the module cover. Image 3/3: Use the plastic opening tool to lift the module cover.
  • Remove the one 2mm Phillips #00 screw on the module cover.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the module cover.

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Image 1/2: Pull the chip up from the laptop. Image 2/2: Use the plastic opening tool to lift the chip out if it's difficult to do with your hands.
  • Pull the metal tabs away from the RAM chip to release it from the motherboard.

  • Pull the chip up from the laptop.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the chip out if it's difficult to do with your hands.

  • Repeat this process for the RAM chip directly beneath the last one.

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Conclusion

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

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