Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove your RAM modules. Upgrading RAM is a common practice among users. One thing to note is that if you want to only remove the lower RAM module, you have to remove the top one first.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop over so that the underside is facing towards you.
  • Turn the laptop over so that the underside is facing towards you.

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Slide the short slider one towards the unlocked lock symbol. Slide the short slider one towards the unlocked lock symbol.
  • Slide the short slider one towards the unlocked lock symbol.

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Slide the long slider towards the unlocked lock icon. This slider is spring loaded and may require a little force.
  • Slide the long slider towards the unlocked lock icon.

    • This slider is spring loaded and may require a little force.

    • If done correctly, a click will be heard and the battery will be slightly raised.

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Grasp the battery's raised end and lift upwards. Grasp the battery's raised end and lift upwards.
  • Grasp the battery's raised end and lift upwards.

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Use the phillips head screwdriver to remove the five screws holding the back plate. The screws are counter-clockwise threaded.
  • Use the phillips head screwdriver to remove the five screws holding the back plate.

    • The screws are counter-clockwise threaded.

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Place fingers under back plate via the indentation and lift upwards to remove. Place fingers under back plate via the indentation and lift upwards to remove. Place fingers under back plate via the indentation and lift upwards to remove.
  • Place fingers under back plate via the indentation and lift upwards to remove.

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Push the upper RAM module's two pins outwards at the same time. If done correctly, the module should have lifted. If done correctly, the module should have lifted.
  • Push the upper RAM module's two pins outwards at the same time.

    • If done correctly, the module should have lifted.

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Grab onto the module and pull away in a straight direction. Do not touch the gold connectors.
  • Grab onto the module and pull away in a straight direction.

    • Do not touch the gold connectors.

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Push the lower RAM module's two pins outwards at the same time. If done correctly, the module should have lifted. If done correctly, the module should have lifted.
  • Push the lower RAM module's two pins outwards at the same time.

    • If done correctly, the module should have lifted.

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Like removing the upper module, grab the module and pull away in a straight direction. Do not touch the gold connectors. Do not touch the gold connectors.
  • Like removing the upper module, grab the module and pull away in a straight direction.

    • Do not touch the gold connectors.

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Conclusion

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

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