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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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Image 1/2: This will release the battery. Just slide the battery away from the computer. Image 2/2: Open up the computer and press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This drains any power left inside 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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Image 1/2: It can't be removed as it is captive the the bottom plate. Image 2/2: Now slide the plate away from the dock connector.
  • 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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Image 1/2: the system can hold 2 RAM modules. Image 2/2: This unit has 1 module. It is a 1GB one.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Insert the new RAM into the empty slot, ensuring that the notch in the RAM lines up with the slot (see picture).
  • 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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Image 1/2: Slide it to the rear of the notebook. (battery compartment) Image 2/2: tighten the screw.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Press the power button. Image 2/2: AND it works.
  • 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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