Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the RAM on your HP Compaq dx2000MT.

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  • Turn off your computer and remove the power cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

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  • Remove the 2 Phillips #2 screws that secure the case door to the device.

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Image 1/3: This may take considerable force so keep pushing! Image 2/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device. Image 3/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.
  • Remove the side case door by pushing towards the rear of the device with your hand.

    • This may take considerable force so keep pushing!

  • Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.

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Image 1/3: Once again, this may take considerable force. Image 2/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device. Image 3/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.
  • Remove the side case door by pushing towards the rear of the device with your hand.

    • Once again, this may take considerable force.

  • Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.

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  • Remove the IDE data and power cables from the hard drive

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  • Remove the front bezel by pulling upwards and out from below the lowest air vent.

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  • Remove the external drive faceplate by removing the 2 Torx T15 Screws

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Image 1/2: Front Torx T15. Image 2/2: Torx T15 mounting the hard drive cage to the optical drive bay.
  • Remove the following screws:

    • Front Torx T15.

    • Torx T15 mounting the hard drive cage to the optical drive bay.

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  • Fully remove the hard drive cage by sliding it towards the back of the device and pulling down.

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  • Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place

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Image 1/3: Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place Image 2/3: Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place Image 3/3: Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place
  • Proceed to the other side of the hard drive cage

  • Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place

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  • Remove the hard drive from the hard drive cage by pulling it outward from the cage

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  • Release the lower portion of the RAM by pushing down on the bottom tab.

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  • Release the upper portion of the RAM by pushing down on the upper tab.

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Image 1/3: Be careful about touching the top (right) and bottom (left)sides of the RAM! The static electricity in your fingers could short it. If you can, only touch the top and bottom of the RAM. Image 2/3: If replacing RAM, make sure it is the right type, speed, and size for your computer. Otherwise the RAM may not fit or your computer may not start up. Image 3/3: If replacing RAM, make sure it is the right type, speed, and size for your computer. Otherwise the RAM may not fit or your computer may not start up.
  • Remove the RAM by pulling it out towards the side of the device

  • Be careful about touching the top (right) and bottom (left)sides of the RAM! The static electricity in your fingers could short it. If you can, only touch the top and bottom of the RAM.

  • If replacing RAM, make sure it is the right type, speed, and size for your computer. Otherwise the RAM may not fit or your computer may not start up.

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Conclusion

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

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