Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

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Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

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Locate the gray sliding tab next to the black bar where the battery is located. Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click.
  • Locate the gray sliding tab next to the black bar where the battery is located.

  • Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click.

  • The inside edge of the battery should pop up.

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Grasp the inside edge of the battery. Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop. Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.
  • Grasp the inside edge of the battery.

  • Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.

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Locate RAM access door on the bottom side of the laptop.
  • Locate RAM access door on the bottom side of the laptop.

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Locate the two screws holding down the RAM access cover Unscrew the two screws with a size 00 Philips screwdriver. Note: The screws do not detach from the cover.
  • Locate the two screws holding down the RAM access cover

  • Unscrew the two screws with a size 00 Philips screwdriver.

  • Note: The screws do not detach from the cover.

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Lift up on the screw side of the RAM access cover to remove it. Lift up on the screw side of the RAM access cover to remove it.
  • Lift up on the screw side of the RAM access cover to remove it.

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Gently pull apart the metal tabs located on both sides of the stick of RAM. The RAM stick should tilt upwards.
  • Gently pull apart the metal tabs located on both sides of the stick of RAM.

  • The RAM stick should tilt upwards.

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Gently lift the the RAM up and out of its seat.
  • Gently lift the the RAM up and out of its seat.

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Repeat the previous two steps for the remaining stick of RAM.
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the remaining stick of RAM.

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Conclusion

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

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THANKS - YOU'RE AWESOME!!!! Removing the hard drive was the fix it! the HP site never tells you this - imagine.......

marena - Reply

I had never dealt with laptop ram before and i used this guide sussusfully to remove the ram from my old HP Pavilliondv6-3055dx laptop. Thanks!

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