Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair

Store

Introduction

The RAM is the part that collects the data for the computer. You will want to replace this because the computer is running slow. Replacing the RAM will allow the laptop to run faster.

  1. Turn the laptop upside down.
    • Turn the laptop upside down.

    • Make sure the laptop is turned off.

    • Using a T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the ten 3 mm long screws from the perimeter of the back of the laptop.

  2. Open up the information panel door (on the middle of the back side). While holding the door open, use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two 10 mm long screws.
    • Open up the information panel door (on the middle of the back side).

    • While holding the door open, use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two 10 mm long screws.

  3. Carefully lift the 2 corners of the back panel close to the hinge upwards, releasing the whole panel. Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try using a plastic spudger where it is stuck. Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try using a plastic spudger where it is stuck.
    • Carefully lift the 2 corners of the back panel close to the hinge upwards, releasing the whole panel.

    • Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try using a plastic spudger where it is stuck.

  4. There are 2 separate RAM sticks. Gently push down on the 2 outside tabs of the RAM stick you want to replace.
    • There are 2 separate RAM sticks.

    • Gently push down on the 2 outside tabs of the RAM stick you want to replace.

    • While still pushing down, gently push the tabs outwards, causing the RAM stick to flip up.

  5. Firmly grasp the RAM stick from the flipped up edge and gently pull out, releasing the RAM stick. Firmly grasp the RAM stick from the flipped up edge and gently pull out, releasing the RAM stick.
    • Firmly grasp the RAM stick from the flipped up edge and gently pull out, releasing the RAM stick.

Conclusion

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

4 other people completed this guide.

jbaseballin2

Member since: 10/04/2018

109 Reputation

1 Guide authored

Team

UW Stout, Team S6-G1, Ogden Fall 2018 Member of UW Stout, Team S6-G1, Ogden Fall 2018

UWSTOUT-OGDEN-F18S6G1

4 Members

18 Guides authored

One Comment

What type ram do you replace it with? Could you post a link?

twrfan - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 34

Past 30 Days: 122

All Time: 4,381