Introduction

Replacing the RAM module with a larger capacity one is a easy way to speed up your computer. Make sure the new RAM module is compatible before you install it.

Parts

No parts required.

Remember to power off the device before removing any parts. Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward. Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place.
  • Remember to power off the device before removing any parts.

  • Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward.

  • Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place.

  • Use a Phillips #0 Screwdriver to remove all of the screws.

  • Under the rubber pads, there can be screws as well.

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Remove the keyboard starting at the top
  • Remove the keyboard starting at the top

  • Remove the ribbon cable and then fully remove the keyboard

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Remove the 2 screws holding down the top
  • Remove the 2 screws holding down the top

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Position the device where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open. Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully. There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them.
  • Position the device where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open.

  • Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully.

  • There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them.

  • Gently slide the three ribbon cables out of their slots.

  • Remove the top assembly completely by pulling it off of the device.

You need to remove the keyboard too otherwise you will miss the 2 screws underneath!

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Locate the RAM module. Locate the tabs on both sides of the RAM module Rotate both tabs outward at the same time in order to release the RAM module.
  • Locate the RAM module.

  • Locate the tabs on both sides of the RAM module

  • Rotate both tabs outward at the same time in order to release the RAM module.

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Grab the RAM module and carefully pull it out from its position.
  • Grab the RAM module and carefully pull it out from its position.

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Conclusion

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

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