Introduction

Use this guide to replace your RAM Card. Replacing your RAM card for one of higher capacity will allow your system to perform better.

Tools

No tools required.

Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.
  • Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.

  • Close the laptop and turn it over, so that the underside is up and the silver battery bay is facing towards you.

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Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery. Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward. Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.
  • Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery.

  • Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward.

  • Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.

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Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.
  • Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right.

  • While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.

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If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.
  • If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.

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Using your fingers, pull the two white clips (tabs) on both sides of the RAM away from each other. Keep pulling the clips until the RAM pops up
  • Using your fingers, pull the two white clips (tabs) on both sides of the RAM away from each other. Keep pulling the clips until the RAM pops up

  • Hold the RAM on the edges only. Touching the components on the RAM might damage it.

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Grab the edges of the module and gently lift it from the slot.
  • Grab the edges of the module and gently lift it from the slot.

  • RAM Cards are designed with a notch on the surface to prevent incorrect insertion into the memory module slot.

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Conclusion

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

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