Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the RAM for the purpose of upgrading it.

Ensure the laptop has been properly shut down and unplugged.
  • Ensure the laptop has been properly shut down and unplugged.

  • Turn the computer over so that you can see the battery release tab located near the top of the Thinkpad.

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Use your finger to slide the release tab to the unlocked symbol.
  • Use your finger to slide the release tab to the unlocked symbol.

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Hold the tab in the unlocked position and push the battery away from the computer to remove it. Hold the tab in the unlocked position and push the battery away from the computer to remove it. Hold the tab in the unlocked position and push the battery away from the computer to remove it.
  • Hold the tab in the unlocked position and push the battery away from the computer to remove it.

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Slide the new battery in until it clicks.
  • Slide the new battery in until it clicks.

  • Ensure that the release tab is in the locked position.

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Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove four 17.0mm screws on the back of the computer.
  • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove four 17.0mm screws on the back of the computer.

    • These screws have a RAM symbol next to them.

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Flip back over and open the laptop.
  • Flip back over and open the laptop.

  • Lift up on the inside front panel just below the edge of the keyboard.

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The green rectangles under the front panel are the RAM.
  • The green rectangles under the front panel are the RAM.

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Press out on the two tabs on either side of the ram at the same time. The RAM will release and pop up at a 25 degree angle. The RAM will release and pop up at a 25 degree angle.
  • Press out on the two tabs on either side of the ram at the same time.

  • The RAM will release and pop up at a 25 degree angle.

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Pull the RAM away from the housing to remove.
  • Pull the RAM away from the housing to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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