Introduction

This guide was created to aid someone who would need to replace the memory board for the Dell Optiplex FX 170. Someone may need to replace the memory board if it is not working correctly or has failed. This is an easy component to replace with no hazards. One should, however, be familiar with electro-static discharge.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Pull the base stand straight up from the device.
  • With the base stand facing upwards, unscrew the 6mm Phillips #2 screw.

  • Pull the base stand straight up from the device.

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  • Unscrew and remove the eight 4mm Phillips #0 screws (four on top, four on bottom) from the top and bottom of the device.

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Image 1/3: Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case. Image 2/3: Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case. Image 3/3: Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case.
  • Run the flat side of the spudger along the entire line of the case starting from the back where the power plug and a small screw are located.

  • Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case.

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  • Once the clips have been released, gently disengage the cover from the rest of case by pulling in opposite directions.

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  • Using the spudger, gently push on the underside of the memory board to loosen it. Gently grasp each side and pull up to release the memory board.

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Conclusion

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

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