Introduction

If you find that your computer is responding slow, this guide will show you how to access and remove the RAM.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.

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  • Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.

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Image 1/3: Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you. Image 2/3: Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery. Image 3/3: Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.
  • Slide the latch on the right outwards, releasing the lock. The latch stays unlocked once moved.

  • Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you.

  • Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.

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  • Remove the single captive screw on the back panel with your Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips. Image 2/2: Once all clips are released, lift the cover up and pull towards you.
  • Pry the removal tab up. You will feel and hear the first clip release, popping up slightly.

  • Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips.

  • Once all clips are released, lift the cover up and pull towards you.

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Image 1/3: Once the tabs are spread apart,  the stick of RAM will pop up. Image 2/3: Remove the first stick of RAM by pulling out along the same angle the RAM stick springs up. Image 3/3: Remove the first stick of RAM by pulling out along the same angle the RAM stick springs up.
  • Using your fingers, spread the spring tabs holding the top stick of RAM in place.

  • Once the tabs are spread apart, the stick of RAM will pop up.

  • Remove the first stick of RAM by pulling out along the same angle the RAM stick springs up.

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  • Repeat the same procedure to remove the second stick of RAM.

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Conclusion

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

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