Introduction

To install new RAM, or replace the current RAM, this guide will walk you through the process.

Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws. Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.
  • Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws.

  • Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.

Once both feet are removed, two  (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these. Once both feet are removed, two  (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.
  • Once both feet are removed, two (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.

Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.
  • Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.

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Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.
  • Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.

Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop. There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop.

  • There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.

Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose. Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.
  • Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose.

  • Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.

Once open, locate the RAM stick below the fan on the bottom right corner of the Flex 15. At the same time, using two hands, pull both clips away from the RAM module.
  • Once open, locate the RAM stick below the fan on the bottom right corner of the Flex 15.

  • At the same time, using two hands, pull both clips away from the RAM module.

The RAM stick should start to tilt upwards. Once you see this, pull the stick diagonally towards the top of the laptop. Be careful and do not apply extra pressure on the RAM.
  • The RAM stick should start to tilt upwards. Once you see this, pull the stick diagonally towards the top of the laptop.

  • Be careful and do not apply extra pressure on the RAM.

  • If you feel that it will snap, pull the clips apart farther to loosen the RAM connection. Then try again.

To replace the RAM, take the new RAM module and gently dock it so that the contacts are seated in the RAM slot. Push down towards the motherboard gently with slight pressure until you hear an audible “click”. To replace the RAM, take the new RAM module and gently dock it so that the contacts are seated in the RAM slot. Push down towards the motherboard gently with slight pressure until you hear an audible “click”.
  • To replace the RAM, take the new RAM module and gently dock it so that the contacts are seated in the RAM slot. Push down towards the motherboard gently with slight pressure until you hear an audible “click”.

Conclusion

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

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