Introduction

If you would like to upgrade your RAM or if your RAM has malfunctioned, you should pull the chip out and replace it with the desired chip.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the computer upside down with the battery facing you.
  • Turn the computer upside down with the battery facing you.

  • Turn the computer off and disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

  • Failure to unplug the charging cable may result in electric shock.

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Push the switch as far to the right as possible to unlock the battery.
  • Push the switch as far to the right as possible to unlock the battery.

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Remove the battery using two hands and pull it away from the computer. Remove the battery using two hands and pull it away from the computer.
  • Remove the battery using two hands and pull it away from the computer.

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Unscrew the four Phillips #1 screws holding down the back panel. Then remove one 5.8mm Phillips #1 screw labeled "M" in the middle of the back panel.
  • Unscrew the four Phillips #1 screws holding down the back panel. Then remove one 5.8mm Phillips #1 screw labeled "M" in the middle of the back panel.

    • Four 3.9mm Phillips #1 screws

    • One 5.8mm Phillips #1 screw

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Using the highlighted indent, pull up and out to remove the back panel. The indent should provide enough grip to remove the panel with ease.
  • Using the highlighted indent, pull up and out to remove the back panel.

  • The indent should provide enough grip to remove the panel with ease.

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Push out on the first set of metal tabs to release and remove the top RAM chip. Push out on the first set of metal tabs to release and remove the top RAM chip.
  • Push out on the first set of metal tabs to release and remove the top RAM chip.

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Push out on the second set of metal tabs to release and remove the lower RAM chip. Push out on the second set of metal tabs to release and remove the lower RAM chip. Push out on the second set of metal tabs to release and remove the lower RAM chip.
  • Push out on the second set of metal tabs to release and remove the lower RAM chip.

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Conclusion

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

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