Introduction

Because the latitude E6400 has just one screw to remove to access the upgradable guts, this process takes no more than 5 minutes to do. It's also very easy.

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Parts

No parts required.

Simultaneously slide the battery latches (outlined by the red box) to the dock connector in the middle. This will release the battery. Just slide the battery away from the computer.
  • Simultaneously slide the battery latches (outlined by the red box) to the dock connector in the middle.

  • This will release the battery. Just slide the battery away from the computer.

  • Open up the computer and press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This drains any power left inside the computer.

  • This is important, as if electricity remains in the notebook, it can shock you and damage the logic board.

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Loosen the center screw with a philips screw driver. This is the only screw that needs to be loosened. It can't be removed as it is captive the the bottom plate.
  • Loosen the center screw with a philips screw driver. This is the only screw that needs to be loosened.

  • It can't be removed as it is captive the the bottom plate.

  • Now slide the plate away from the dock connector.

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Locate the RAM slot. the system can hold 2 RAM modules.
  • Locate the RAM slot.

  • the system can hold 2 RAM modules.

  • This unit has 1 module. It is a 1GB one.

  • Push the metal spreaders (shown in the blue rectangle) straight away from the RAM module.

  • The RAM module should pop up to a 45 degree angle.

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Pull the RAM module straight out from the way it was raised. (Once it pops up to a 45 degree angle, pull it straight out from its current position).
  • Pull the RAM module straight out from the way it was raised. (Once it pops up to a 45 degree angle, pull it straight out from its current position).

  • Insert the new RAM into the empty slot, ensuring that the notch in the RAM lines up with the slot (see picture).

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Slide the bottom plate on. Slide it to the rear of the notebook. (battery compartment)
  • Slide the bottom plate on.

  • Slide it to the rear of the notebook. (battery compartment)

  • tighten the screw.

  • Do not over-tighten. Doing so will strip the screw.

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Slide the battery in until it clicks. Press the power button.
  • Slide the battery in until it clicks.

  • Press the power button.

  • AND it works.

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Conclusion

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

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Nicholas Ouimet

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I assume that in Step 4, you install the new memory modules

Peter Bourke - Reply

When/how to fit the new memory modules is unclear. I have a blue flashing A light and can't start up. Looking for solutions.

Linda - Reply

It would be helpful to add a link to troubleshooting info here

Linda - Reply

Instead of "assuming" why not READ all of Step 4; especially the second paragraph, which states: "Insert the new RAM into the empty slot, ensuring that the notch in the RAM lines up with the slot (see picture)."

Nadaword - Reply

In my case, I needed to add a second memory board (2nd memory slot). If possible, would be interesting to have this additional step included in the guide.

Pedro Pontes - Reply

I have not yet installed the RAM

Satish - Reply

This worked perfectly to get past the startup problem. Reseating the memory modules solved it.

pdef - Reply

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