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Introduction

Guide to installing new RAM modules for the Dell Latitude D620.

Parts

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  1. Power down the laptop and remove the battery.
    • Power down the laptop and remove the battery.

    • Open the laptop cover all of the way.

  2. Locate the notch under the cover at the top of the keyboard Using the spudger as a lever, lift the plastic covering Carefully remove the rest of the covering from right to left
    • Locate the notch under the cover at the top of the keyboard

    • Using the spudger as a lever, lift the plastic covering

    • Carefully remove the rest of the covering from right to left

  3. Unscrew the top portion of the keyboard using a #00 screwdriver
    • Unscrew the top portion of the keyboard using a #00 screwdriver

  4. Hold keyboard from the top and gently pull towards the LCD screen to remove the keyboard from the case
    • Hold keyboard from the top and gently pull towards the LCD screen to remove the keyboard from the case

    • Don't pull on the keyboard too forcefully because it is attached to the motherboard with a short, thin ribbon cable

  5. Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad
    • Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad

  6. Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever
    • Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever

  7. Pull up on the metal bar connected to the socket to detach the ribbon cable
    • Pull up on the metal bar connected to the socket to detach the ribbon cable

  8. With the keyboard removed, you should be able to see ram slot A. Place new ram into the slot making sure it is aligned
    • With the keyboard removed, you should be able to see ram slot A.

    • Place new ram into the slot making sure it is aligned

  9. Replace the keyboard by following the previous steps in reverse
    • Replace the keyboard by following the previous steps in reverse

    • Close the laptop, and flip it over onto its backside

  10. Loosen the screw that holds the RAM cover in place. The screw cannot be fully removed since it is attached to the RAM cover.
    • Loosen the screw that holds the RAM cover in place.

    • The screw cannot be fully removed since it is attached to the RAM cover.

  11. Insert new ram into slot B Insert new ram into slot B
    • Insert new ram into slot B

Conclusion

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

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If you are increasing the amount of RAM installed -> On first power on after installing the RAM, system on boot up will complain about memory size changed, and to reseat the memory. Wait for about 60 - 90 seconds, and you will receive a few additional messages about F1 to continue or F2 for Setup. Go into Setup and verify that the system sees all memory installed. If installing 2 x 2GB DDR2, max possible, 4GB. BIOS setup should report 4GB installed, of which 3.37GB usable.

Michael Erwin - Reply

J’étais inquiet, mais en lisant votre commentaire, me voilà rassuré et j’ai donc suivi vos instructions. Ca fonctionne 2X2 GO …Merci

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