Introduction

This is a guide to replace the RAM in the laptop. You will only need the anti-static wristband for this guide.

  1. Flip the laptop over to expose the underside.
    • Flip the laptop over to expose the underside.

    • Remove the two grip pads with blue plastic opening tool by inserting the tool between the laptop and the pads and slowly lifting up.

    • The grip pads are tacky, remove slowly to avoid separating the adhesive.

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  2. Remove the two 8 mm Phillips Head screws that were under the grip pads using a Phillip's Head 1 Screwdriver.
    • Remove the two 8 mm Phillips Head screws that were under the grip pads using a Phillip's Head 1 Screwdriver.

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    • Remove the six 5 mm Torx screws using a T5 Torx Screwdriver.

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    • Use the nylon spudger to pop off the bottom cover by inserting it into the heat vent and twisting to the left or right.

    • You may hear a slight clicking or popping, but that is normal.

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    • Use the Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws.

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    • Disconnect the battery port from the motherboard by gently lifting it on both sides with the plastic opening tool.

    • Lift up the port with the tool.

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    • Lift the battery out of the laptop with your hands.

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    • Make sure you are wearing an anti-static wrist strap.

    • Remove the ram’s metal cover with your hand.

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    • Pull the two outer pins on either side of the ram chip outward with your hands.

    • The ram chips should pop up.

    • Do this for both chips.

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    • Remove the chips one at a time, by sliding them towards the side of the computer they are pointing towards.

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Conclusion

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

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