Introduction

This guide will help you replace the RAM (memory module) on your Dell Inspiron 9100. It is useful to replace the RAM if your computer runs slower than normal or if your programs constantly freeze.

This guide requires a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug the laptop from the power adapter and turn the power off. Failure to unplug laptop before proceeding could result in risk of electric shock! Failure to unplug laptop before proceeding could result in risk of electric shock!
  • Unplug the laptop from the power adapter and turn the power off.

  • Failure to unplug laptop before proceeding could result in risk of electric shock!

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Slide the battery-lock tab and hold. Flip the battery away from the chassis to remove it. Flip the battery away from the chassis to remove it.
  • Slide the battery-lock tab and hold.

  • Flip the battery away from the chassis to remove it.

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Using the Philips #00 screwdriver, undo the screw on the memory module cover, labeled "M." This screw will remain in the panel.
  • Using the Philips #00 screwdriver, undo the screw on the memory module cover, labeled "M."

  • This screw will remain in the panel.

  • Pull the cover away from the laptop using your finger.

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Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the plastic white tabs. Flip the RAM up at a 45 degree angle and remove it. Hold the RAM by the edges only.
  • Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the plastic white tabs.

  • Flip the RAM up at a 45 degree angle and remove it.

  • Hold the RAM by the edges only.

  • Ground yourself while dealing with RAM. Static shock can damage the memory. Store the RAM in an anti-static bag while it is not in use.

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Repeat step four with the second RAM.
  • Repeat step four with the second RAM.

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Conclusion

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

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