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