Introduction

This guide outlines the removal of the RAM for repair or replacement.

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  • Lay the laptop flat on a hard surface with the bottom facing up and the battery pack on the side closest to you.

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  • Use both index fingers to push both spring tabs inwards towards the center of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Pull the battery pack up and away from you to completely free it from its recess in the case. Image 2/3: Pull the battery pack up and away from you to completely free it from its recess in the case. Image 3/3: Pull the battery pack up and away from you to completely free it from its recess in the case.
  • With the spring tabs pressed inward, use your fingernails to lift of the edge of the battery, pivoting it up and towards you.

  • Pull the battery pack up and away from you to completely free it from its recess in the case.

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  • With the battery removed, locate the RAM cover.

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Image 1/2: With the RAM cover removed, carefully peel back the silver foil that protects the RAM. Image 2/2: With the RAM cover removed, carefully peel back the silver foil that protects the RAM.
  • Use your thumb to pry up the exposed edge of the RAM cover. Once this edge is lifted, the cover will come free.

  • With the RAM cover removed, carefully peel back the silver foil that protects the RAM.

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Image 1/2: In order to detach the tabs , use the plastic opening tool to pull the tab slightly toward the battery pack, then push outward away from the RAM module. Image 2/2: The RAM module will pop upward at a slight angle when both tabs are detached.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to push aside the two silver tabs that hold down the RAM module.

    • In order to detach the tabs , use the plastic opening tool to pull the tab slightly toward the battery pack, then push outward away from the RAM module.

    • The RAM module will pop upward at a slight angle when both tabs are detached.

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Image 1/2: Pull the RAM out at the same angle that it pops up naturally to. Ripping the RAM free at other angles can damage the fragile pins. Image 2/2: Pull the RAM out at the same angle that it pops up naturally to. Ripping the RAM free at other angles can damage the fragile pins.
  • Carefully grasping the edges of the RAM module, slowly pull it free from the pin connectors underneath the edge of the foil.

  • Pull the RAM out at the same angle that it pops up naturally to. Ripping the RAM free at other angles can damage the fragile pins.

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  • Remove RAM module entirely for repair or replacement.

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Conclusion

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

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