Introduction

Many laptop issues trace back to a faulty RAM card. Luckily your memory is fairly easy to replace, just follow this guide!

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.
  • Ensure your computer is shut down.

  • Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.

  • Remove any power adapters and cords connected to the laptop body.

  • Turn the computer over so the bottom is facing up.

  • These pictures show no battery, but your battery should still be in your computer at this point.

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Image 1/1: Slide the switch to the right until the release clicks.
  • The battery release is below the bottom right corner of the battery bay.

  • Slide the switch to the right until the release clicks.

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Image 1/1: The release switch may need to be held down while removing the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • The release switch may need to be held down while removing the battery.

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  • Remove the one 4mm Phillips screw from the RAM cover using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the RAM cover to reveal the module's underneath.

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Image 1/3: Push the two metal tabs on the side of the RAM module outwards, towards the battery and CMOS compartments (up and down). Image 2/3: Once the module is released, gently pull the module upwards. Image 3/3: Repeat for the RAM module underneath the first one.
  • Make sure to ground yourself before touching the RAM modules; they are very sensitive to static electricity.

  • Push the two metal tabs on the side of the RAM module outwards, towards the battery and CMOS compartments (up and down).

  • Once the module is released, gently pull the module upwards.

  • Repeat for the RAM module underneath the first one.

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Conclusion

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

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