Introduction

This guide will show you how to find your RAM and how to remove it properly.

Flip the device over and locate the battery compartment.
  • Flip the device over and locate the battery compartment.

  • Slide the battery release latch on the left and right side until the battery is detached from its slot.

  • A noticeable pop will be heard when the battery is fully released.

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Pull the battery out of its slot.
  • Pull the battery out of its slot.

    • Be careful not to damage any of the connectors in the process.

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  • Place the laptop on a clean, flat surface with the bottom side facing up.

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  • Using a Phillips Head Screwdriver, remove the screws anchoring the bottom casing.

    • Note: Make sure to keep track of the screws once they have been removed.

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  • Locate the screws about 1 inch from the battery release tabs and use a Phillips Head Screwdriver to remove these screws.

    • Note:Place these newly removed screws with the ones removed in Step 2.

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  • Locate the rubber friction pads on the top corners of the laptop. Pry the pads from the laptop and place them off to the side

  • Removing the friction pads will reveal two more anchoring screws.

    • Note: The adhesive keeping the pads on the laptop will weaken once doing this, but it is necessary to removing the bottom cover of the laptop.

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  • Remove disc reader.

    • Note: If all screws are removed it should slide out easily.

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  • Use a plastic prod to pry the back cover off the laptop.

    • Be careful not to damage the laptop while prying.

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  • Ensure your computer is shut down.

  • Remove any power adapters and cords connected to the laptop body.

  • Turn the computer over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Follow our guide on how to remove the backcover.

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  • Push the two metal tabs on the side of the RAM module outwards, towards the battery and CMOS compartments (up and down).

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  • Once the module is released, gently pull the module upwards.

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Conclusion

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

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