Introduction

Use this guide to replace the RAM.

DS412+ Open the front pannel
  • DS412+

  • Open the front pannel

Remove the hard disks
  • Remove the hard disks

Remove those 2 screws Remove those 2 screws
  • Remove those 2 screws

Locate those 2 tabs Lift them up off the metal brace
  • Locate those 2 tabs

  • Lift them up off the metal brace

This step could really use a better illustration of the removal technique. The plastic here is extremely stiff and it can be hard to bend it enough to move the tabs.

This is the best technique I found, that will avoid damaging the plastic facing of the case. I am using the iFixit photo as a guide. Take a flathead screwdriver and place it down within the DS412, head facing up. Stick the head in between the metal bar and the plastic casing, and at the midpoint between the two tabs. Apply gentle pressure.

Chris - Reply

Push the case away It should look like this
  • Push the case away

  • It should look like this

Lift the case up Remove the case
  • Lift the case up

  • Remove the case

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Remove this screw Remove this screw
  • Remove this screw

Remove this screw
  • Remove this screw

Remove those 4 screws Remove those 4 screws
  • Remove those 4 screws

Pull the fan a little bit away Pull the fan a little bit away
  • Pull the fan a little bit away

Watch out for this plug Lift the metal bracket out
  • Watch out for this plug

  • Lift the metal bracket out

Remove the fan power cords Remove the fan power cords
  • Remove the fan power cords

Remove the circuit board
  • Remove the circuit board

Remove those 4 screws Remove those 4 screws
  • Remove those 4 screws

Lift out the circuit board
  • Lift out the circuit board

Pull these tabs and remove the ram Old and new Ram To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
  • Pull these tabs and remove the ram

  • Old and new Ram

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

Conclusion

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

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gieljnssns

Member since: 06/26/2011

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Hi is it also possible with a Synology ds216play? Or is the RAM not modular in this Drives?

markusguenther30684 - Reply

Very nice guide. Thank you!

mbs - Reply

Thank you for the guide, just to ease it up a bit for everybody following, the best way to pull the two tabs from step 4 was to use small spoon (or anything metal) and use it as a crowbar from the inside (do not try to put force from the outer rim, but really from inside of the Synology itself (against the metal beam the tabs are holding to).

Ondrej Palat - Reply

Thank you very much.

Olivier Claude - Reply

did these steps and now my DS412+ won't boot anymore. just the blue power light for a few seconds, no hard drive or fan will turn on.

after putting the old RAM in the slot nothing changed. cannot find any error, how do I find out what's wrong here???

Andreas Hanny - Reply

Super facile, en 10 minutes même pas c'est fait !!

user0 - Reply

This guide was great. Thanks for posting it!

I upgrade to 2gb RAM last night with no problems. I used "Kingston Technology ValueRAM 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM SR X16 Notebook and Portable Memory KVR13S9S6/2" from Amazon.

System is humming along nicely now.

Jeff Smith - Reply

Thank you for this guide.

I upgrade my RAM without any trouble.

The use of two tea spoon to lift the tab in step 4 is very useful.

Marc Jean - Reply

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