Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Turn the computer over so that you can see the battery release tab located near the top of the Thinkpad.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Ensure that the release tab is in the locked position.
  • Slide the new battery in until it clicks.

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

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Image 1/1: These screws have a RAM symbol next to them.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Lift up on the inside front panel just below the edge of the keyboard.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: The RAM will release and pop up at a 25 degree angle. Image 2/3: The RAM will release and pop up at a 25 degree angle. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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