Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Turn the device upside down with the battery compartment facing you.
  • 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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Image 1/1: These screws do not completely detach from the device when unscrewed.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Repeat step 6 to remove the second piece of RAM. Image 2/3: Repeat step 6 to remove the second piece of RAM. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Align the notch in the new RAM with the peg on the plug Image 2/2: 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
  • 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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Image 1/2: Repeat steps 7 and 8 to replace the second piece of RAM. Image 2/2: 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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