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Introduction

RAM is very important for a computer to pull up information quickly and without referring to previous bytes of memory. The RAM in any computer wears out over time so this is actually a pretty common replacement if you have an older computer. The wireless aspect just means how it connects to wireless networks(Wifi) problems with this leave the computer with a slow internet connection or non at all when there should be one.

Parts

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    • First, make sure your computer is turned off.

    • Remove the battery by flipping the two switches under the battery and pulling it out

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    • Before we remove the keyboard, we have to remove the plastic cover

    • Stick the plastic prying tool right here and gently lift it up.

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    • Remove the two screws to loosen the keyboard

    • Do not lift the keyboard out yet, it is still connected via the ribbon cable.

    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable

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    • Push the tab from the battery, downwards to unlock the battery.

    • The tab should be in the position next to the unlocked indicator.

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    • Now, push the other tab (the one right under the battery) from right to left.

    • Now the battery will be loose; lift the battery up and out of the computer.

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    • Remove the three 6mm screws.

    • Lift the plastic cover off to reveal the RAM and the Wireless.

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    • To remove the RAM, push outward against the metal brackets.

    • The first RAM will pop up so you can just pull it right out.

    • Repeat the first step again to remove the second RAM chip.

    • Installation is the reverse of removal.

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    • To remove the wireless chip, push outward on its two metal brackets.

    • Do not remove the chip just yet, the wire that connects this chip must first be removed.

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    • To remove the wire, hold the wireless chip firmly and pull the connection straight up off of the chip.

Conclusion

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

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