Introduction

The laptop has two memory module slots ...one on the bottom-side of the computer, and one accessed from the top-side of the computer (behind the keyboard). Each slot supports up to 2 GB, and the type of memory required is SO-DIMM, DDR2. Supported memory sizes include 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB, and 2 GB for each slot. With 2 GB on top and 2 GB on the bottom slot, you can get up to 4 GB if want to upgrade the lower amount of existing memory, to a higher amount.

Steps for Bottom-Side Memory Slot Turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter.   Remove the battery, after sliding the battery latch, until you hear a click. Remove 1 star screw, so you can remove memory cover.   Using your fingertips, spread apart the clips, which secure the memory module in place.
  • Steps for Bottom-Side Memory Slot

  • Turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter. Remove the battery, after sliding the battery latch, until you hear a click.

  • Remove 1 star screw, so you can remove memory cover. Using your fingertips, spread apart the clips, which secure the memory module in place.

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Steps for Bottom-Side Memory Slot Once unsecured, the memory module will pop up, so you can remove it at a 45-degree angle. When installing the new memory module, you will notice it can only be inserted in one direction, due to the memory module indents.
  • Steps for Bottom-Side Memory Slot

  • Once unsecured, the memory module will pop up, so you can remove it at a 45-degree angle.

  • When installing the new memory module, you will notice it can only be inserted in one direction, due to the memory module indents.

  • Secure the module with the clips, click it into place, and reinstall the memory module cover in reverse order of the above instructions.

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Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot Turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter.
  • Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot

  • Turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter.

  • Remove the battery, after sliding the battery latch, until you hear a click.

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Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot With the laptop screen tilted 180-degrees, you can begin removing the rear hinge panel.  The cover is not attached to any wires and covers the screws which secure the keyboard in place. With the flat-head screwdriver or a thin object, pry up the hinge panel.
  • Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot

  • With the laptop screen tilted 180-degrees, you can begin removing the rear hinge panel. The cover is not attached to any wires and covers the screws which secure the keyboard in place.

  • With the flat-head screwdriver or a thin object, pry up the hinge panel.

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Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot Remove the 3 Phillips-head screws at the top of the keyboard. After the 3 screws are removed, you will be able to lift the keyboard, exposing the top-side memory module slot.
  • Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot

  • Remove the 3 Phillips-head screws at the top of the keyboard.

  • After the 3 screws are removed, you will be able to lift the keyboard, exposing the top-side memory module slot.

  • The keyboard will still be connected to the computer, via a ribbon cable. The ribbon cable is long enough to place the keyboard out of the way ...disconnecting the ribbon cable is not necessary.

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Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot Using your fingertips, spread apart the clips, which secure the memory module in place.
  • Steps for Top-Side Memory Slot

  • Using your fingertips, spread apart the clips, which secure the memory module in place.

  • Once unsecured, the memory module will pop up, so you can remove it at a 45-degree angle.

  • When installing the new memory module, you will notice it can only be inserted in one direction, due to the memory module indents.

  • Secure the module with the clips, click it into place, and re-install the keyboard and hinge panel in reverse order of the above instructions.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, secure the module with the clips, click it into place, and reinstall the keyboard and hinge cover in reverse order of the above instructions.

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