Introduction

This guide will explain how to properly remove and replace the RAM of a HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx.

Ensure the device is powered down and unplugged.
  • Ensure the device is powered down and unplugged.

  • Turn the device upside down with the battery compartment facing you.

  • Slide the black slider to the right and lift the battery out of its compartment.

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Locate and remove the six Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws around the perimeter of the back plate.
  • Locate and remove the six Phillips PM2.5×7.0 screws around the perimeter of the back plate.

    • These screws do not completely detach from the device when unscrewed.

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Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the back plate and set it aside. Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the back plate and set it aside.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the back plate and set it aside.

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Rotate the device 90 degrees to the left.
  • Rotate the device 90 degrees to the left.

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Locate the grey clips on the side of the RAM and pull the grey clips away from the RAM using the plastic opening tool. Locate the grey clips on the side of the RAM and pull the grey clips away from the RAM using the plastic opening tool. Locate the grey clips on the side of the RAM and pull the grey clips away from the RAM using the plastic opening tool.
  • Locate the grey clips on the side of the RAM and pull the grey clips away from the RAM using the plastic opening tool.

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Unplug the RAM. Repeat step 6 to remove the second piece of RAM. Repeat step 6 to remove the second piece of RAM.
  • Unplug the RAM.

  • Repeat step 6 to remove the second piece of RAM.

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These steps are important in the replacement of the RAM, they will assist in ensuring the device is not damaged. Align the notch in the new RAM with the peg on the plug
  • These steps are important in the replacement of the RAM, they will assist in ensuring the device is not damaged.

  • Align the notch in the new RAM with the peg on the plug

  • Ensure the RAM is fully inserted into the plug at a 45 degree angle such that the notch of the RAM lines up with the peg on the plug

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Push down gently on the RAM until the grey clips click. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second piece of RAM.
  • Push down gently on the RAM until the grey clips click.

  • Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second piece of RAM.

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Conclusion

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

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