Introduction

This guide was created for people who may need to replace the RAM for the Dell Optiplex FX 170. Someone may need to replace this component if it isn't working properly or has failed. This is an easy fix with no hazards. One should be familiar with electro-static discharge.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. With the base stand facing upwards, unscrew the 6mm Phillips #2 screw.
    • 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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  2. Unscrew and remove the eight 4mm Phillips #0 screws (four on top, four on bottom) from the top and bottom of the device.
    • 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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    • 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 fingers, push the clips on either side of the RAM. The RAM will pop up at a 45 degree angle when both clips are disengaged.

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    • Lift and pull out the RAM.

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Conclusion

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

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