Introduction

The HP TouchSmart 15-r015dx has 4 GB of RAM.

Image 1/1: Ensure your laptop is off. Removing the battery while it is on may harm your laptop.
  • Turn off your laptop.

  • Ensure your laptop is off. Removing the battery while it is on may harm your laptop.

  • Flip upside down in order to access the battery.

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Image 1/2: Slide both switches inward to release the battery. Image 2/2: Slide both switches inward to release the battery.
  • There are two battery release switches located under the battery.

  • Slide both switches inward to release the battery.

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Image 1/1: The release switches may need to be pushed inward while removing the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • The release switches may need to be pushed inward while removing the battery.

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Image 1/1: Ensure your laptop is off. Removing the DVD±RW Drive while it is on may harm your laptop.
  • Turn off your laptop.

  • Ensure your laptop is off. Removing the DVD±RW Drive while it is on may harm your laptop.

  • Flip upside down in order to access the DVD±RW Drive.

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Image 1/2: Use your screwdriver to remove the screw. Image 2/2: Be careful not to lose the screw.
  • There is 1 (one) screw holding the DVD±RW Drive in place.

  • Use your screwdriver to remove the screw.

  • Be careful not to lose the screw.

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Image 1/2: Remove the DVD±RW Drive by gently pulling it straight out. Image 2/2: Remove the DVD±RW Drive by gently pulling it straight out.
  • The DVD±RW Drive is here.

  • Remove the DVD±RW Drive by gently pulling it straight out.

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Image 1/1: Ensure your laptop is off. Removing the keyboard while it is on may harm your laptop.
  • Turn off your laptop.

  • Ensure your laptop is off. Removing the keyboard while it is on may harm your laptop.

  • Flip upside down in order to release the keyboard.

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Image 1/2: Use your screwdriver to remove the screw. Image 2/2: Be careful not to lose the screw.
  • There is 1 (one) screw holding the keyboard in place.There is a 2nd screw on some located on the lable.

  • Use your screwdriver to remove the screw.

  • Be careful not to lose the screw.

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Image 1/3: There are 16 (sixteen) latches holding the keyboard in place. Image 2/3: Gently pry the keyboard up using your plastic opening tool. Image 3/3: Don't pull the keyboard up more than 2-3 inches as there is a film-material connecting the keyboard to the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop back over and pull the screen up.

  • There are 16 (sixteen) latches holding the keyboard in place.

  • Gently pry the keyboard up using your plastic opening tool.

  • Don't pull the keyboard up more than 2-3 inches as there is a film-material connecting the keyboard to the laptop.

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Image 1/3: There is a small black latch holding the film-material in place. Image 2/3: Flip the black latch up to release the film-material. Image 3/3: Once flipped up, simply pull the film-material out from the laptop to release the keyboard.
  • There is a film-material connecting the laptop to the keyboard.

  • There is a small black latch holding the film-material in place.

  • Flip the black latch up to release the film-material.

  • Once flipped up, simply pull the film-material out from the laptop to release the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Ensure your laptop is off and the battery removed. Removing the hard drive with the laptop on will harm your computer.
  • Close and flip your laptop over to access the screws.

  • Ensure your laptop is off and the battery removed. Removing the hard drive with the laptop on will harm your computer.

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Image 1/1: There are 2 screws underneath the covers that need to be unscrewed.
  • Unscrew all the screws.

  • There are 2 screws underneath the covers that need to be unscrewed.

  • Our DVD±RW Drive is still inside, but yours should already be removed.

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Image 1/3: There are 4 screws needing to be unscrewed. Image 2/3: There are 2 wires that need to be unplugged before removing the base of the laptop. Image 3/3: There are 2 more screws where the DVD±RW Drive was.
  • Flip your laptop over and open it.

  • There are 4 screws needing to be unscrewed.

  • There are 2 wires that need to be unplugged before removing the base of the laptop.

  • There are 2 more screws where the DVD±RW Drive was.

The 2 DVD screws are on the underside of the laptop (you need to turn it over) - Not visible where the keyboard was.

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  • Use your plastic opening tool to pry the base of the laptop off.

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Image 1/3: Use your screwdriver to unscrew the screws. Image 2/3: Remove the hard drive by pulling it to the right like shown. Image 3/3: Remove the hard drive by pulling it to the right like shown.
  • There are 2 screws holding the hard drive in place.

  • Use your screwdriver to unscrew the screws.

  • Remove the hard drive by pulling it to the right like shown.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the screws to release the motherboard. Image 2/3: Unscrew the screws to release the motherboard. Image 3/3: Unscrew the screws to release the motherboard.
  • There are 3 screws holding the motherboard in place.

  • Unscrew the screws to release the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Remove the wires carefully. Image 2/3: Remove the wires carefully. Image 3/3: Remove the wires carefully.
  • There are several wires that need to be disconnected from the motherboard.

  • Remove the wires carefully.

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  • After removing all the wires, pull the motherboard out.

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Image 1/1: The RAM is marked in red.
  • Put the motherboard on a hard, flat surface to avoid damaging it.

  • The RAM is marked in red.

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Image 1/2: After the switches are released, simply pull the RAM up as shown. Image 2/2: After the switches are released, simply pull the RAM up as shown.
  • There are two switches holding the RAM in place that need to be moved.

  • After the switches are released, simply pull the RAM up as shown.

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Conclusion

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

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Cool, thanks guys. I used the guide successfully to upgrade the RAM on my HP 15-r033na Notebook. It would have taken ages without your help! A really tough way to reach the memory.

I wonder if the second DIMM slot is usable. The specs I've found says this board only takes one card, so maybe the second is disconnected.

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Did you ever get an answer on this? Did your upgrade improve performance at all? Seems like 20 steps x 2 should only be undertaken if there's a serious boost at the end of that tunnel. Thoughts?

Note that my system now has 4GB in slot 1 and 2GB additional in slot 2. Still, I constantly run out of RAM.

Thanks!

Daniel - HP TS 15 owner

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