Introduction

In this tutorial we will discuss how to remove and re-install memory into a Dell Optiplex 745 Ultra Small Form Factor. The Dell Optiplex 745 Ultra Small Form Factor encases two DIMM memory slots that can both house a 2GB memory module, allowing a total maximum of 4GB of memory in this machine.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Image 1/1: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Image 1/1: Lift panel case off computer.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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Image 1/2: Ground yourself before removing any internal components. Image 2/2: Ground yourself before removing any internal components.
  • Remove power and data cables

  • Ground yourself before removing any internal components.

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Image 1/2: Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive. Image 2/2: Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.
  • Locate blue tabs as shown to the left and right of the hard disk drive

  • Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.

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Image 1/1: Be sure you are grounded to avoid electrostatic discharge and to place your memory modules in an anti-static bag.
  • Press down on the two white tabs on either side of the memory module; the RAM will pop out.

  • Be sure you are grounded to avoid electrostatic discharge and to place your memory modules in an anti-static bag.

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Conclusion

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

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