Introduction

Two RAM slots allow up to 512 MB of PC100 RAM.

Turn the computer so that the ports are facing you.
  • Turn the computer so that the ports are facing you.

  • If the keyboard is locked, open the port cover and turn the keyboard locking screw until the keyboard is unlocked.

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Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • Make sure you have removed the laptop battery and CD/DVD module from the expansion bays before proceeding.

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Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the trackpad.
  • Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the trackpad.

  • In order to replace the keyboard, you must first remove the modem.

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Remove the three silver Phillips screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.
  • Remove the three silver Phillips screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.

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Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.
  • Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.

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Your laptop should look approximately like this.
  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Deck the Halls
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Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.
  • Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.

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Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.
  • Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.

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Remove the two silver Phillips screws from the modem.
  • Remove the two silver Phillips screws from the modem.

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Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to get under the modem's edge and pry it up from its socket as shown in the picture.
  • Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to get under the modem's edge and pry it up from its socket as shown in the picture.

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Disconnect the cable from the right side of the modem.
  • Disconnect the cable from the right side of the modem.

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Your laptop should look approximately like this.
  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to pry up the processor's right side.
  • Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to pry up the processor's right side.

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Disconnect the keyboard cable from the logic board by pulling directly up on the clear plastic loop.
  • Disconnect the keyboard cable from the logic board by pulling directly up on the clear plastic loop.

  • This step is out of sequence with the keyboard because in order to remove the keyboard you must first remove the modem.

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Your laptop should look approximately like this.
  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.
  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • Pull the RAM chip out.

  • There are RAM slots on both sides of the processor. We recommend installing higher capacity chips on the bottom so that if you want to upgrade later, you won't have to remove the processor.

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Conclusion

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

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