Introduction

If your computer has errors or just needs a speed boost, consider changing the RAM by following this guide.

  1. Disconnect PC from power source and any other devices.
    • Disconnect PC from power source and any other devices.

  2. Turn over computer and remove the rubber feet. Remove the three 8mm Philips screws with a Philips #0 screwdriver.
    • Turn over computer and remove the rubber feet.

    • Remove the three 8mm Philips screws with a Philips #0 screwdriver.

    • Use a pry tool and lift up on the lid.

  3. Remove the two cables connecting the motherboard to the front I/O panel. Remove the two cables connecting the motherboard to the front I/O panel.
    • Remove the two cables connecting the motherboard to the front I/O panel.

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  5. From the back I/O panel, pry open the cloth covering. From the back I/O panel, pry open the cloth covering.
    • From the back I/O panel, pry open the cloth covering.

  6. Remove the 2 black philips screws on the outside of the PC, to the left of the fan.
    • Remove the 2 black philips screws on the outside of the PC, to the left of the fan.

    • There is one on the top and one on the bottom.

  7. Put your thumb on the penny-sized hole, and slide the panel upwards. Remove the panel to reveal the stock blue RAM. Remove the panel to reveal the stock blue RAM.
    • Put your thumb on the penny-sized hole, and slide the panel upwards.

    • Remove the panel to reveal the stock blue RAM.

  8. Push both of the white tabs away from the RAM stick to free the RAM. Push both of the white tabs away from the RAM stick to free the RAM. Push both of the white tabs away from the RAM stick to free the RAM.
    • Push both of the white tabs away from the RAM stick to free the RAM.

  9. You can now easily pull the RAM out of the socket, and replace up to two new ones!
    • You can now easily pull the RAM out of the socket, and replace up to two new ones!

Conclusion

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

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