Introduction

In order to maximize the memory RAM on a computer, it needs to be replaced with a new one.

Locate the external battery on the bottom side of the device. Locate the tab on the right side of the battery.
  • Locate the external battery on the bottom side of the device.

  • Locate the tab on the right side of the battery.

  • Shift the tab to the left.

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Locate the tab on the left side of the device's battery.
  • Locate the tab on the left side of the device's battery.

  • Push the left tab to the right.

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Pull the battery up from the device.
  • Pull the battery up from the device.

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Locate the 14, 3.93 mm, screws that need to be removed on the base of the computer.
  • Locate the 14, 3.93 mm, screws that need to be removed on the base of the computer.

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Remove all 14 of the 3.93 mm screws using a PH1 screw bit.
  • Remove all 14 of the 3.93 mm screws using a PH1 screw bit.

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Using two plastic opening tools remove the back plate. These plastic opening tools have a flat-head that extends as a wedge which are utilized to separate pressure fit plastic components without causing any damage to them.
  • Using two plastic opening tools remove the back plate.

  • These plastic opening tools have a flat-head that extends as a wedge which are utilized to separate pressure fit plastic components without causing any damage to them.

  • The back plate is now removed exposing all of the hardware components.

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Remove the three screws holding the fan using a 3.9mm screwdriver. All three screws need to be removed in order to continue on to next step.
  • Remove the three screws holding the fan using a 3.9mm screwdriver.

  • All three screws need to be removed in order to continue on to next step.

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Unplug the wires connected to the fan using a plastic opening tool.
  • Unplug the wires connected to the fan using a plastic opening tool.

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You are now able to carefully detach the fan from the base.
  • You are now able to carefully detach the fan from the base.

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After detaching the fan, you are now able to remove the RAM by extending the two side bars out
  • After detaching the fan, you are now able to remove the RAM by extending the two side bars out

  • During this process, the computer needs to be shut off. Other components could be damaged and the computer would not be able to recognize the RAM properly.

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With the bars extended, you are now able to slide the RAM off the base. With the bars extended, you are now able to slide the RAM off the base.
  • With the bars extended, you are now able to slide the RAM off the base.

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Conclusion

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

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