Introduction

This guide will take you through the steps to remove the RAM from the laptop for replacement. You can use this guide to replace malfunctioning RAM chips or to replace your older RAM chips with newer or better chips.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing upward and the battery is on top. Slide the tab below the battery to the left.
  • Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing upward and the battery is on top.

  • Slide the tab below the battery to the left.

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Slide and hold the tab on the right side of the battery to the right. While holding the right tab, slide the battery upward and out its socket.
  • Slide and hold the tab on the right side of the battery to the right.

  • While holding the right tab, slide the battery upward and out its socket.

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Locate the RAM slot cover on the bottom of the laptop. The RAM slot cover is located near the battery slot.
  • Locate the RAM slot cover on the bottom of the laptop. The RAM slot cover is located near the battery slot.

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Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, unscrew and remove the screw holding the RAM slot cover in place.
  • Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, unscrew and remove the screw holding the RAM slot cover in place.

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Lift and remove the RAM slot cover. Lift and remove the RAM slot cover.
  • Lift and remove the RAM slot cover.

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To remove the first RAM chip, gently press outward on the tabs on both sides of the chip The RAM chip should pop up after releasing the tabs.
  • To remove the first RAM chip, gently press outward on the tabs on both sides of the chip

  • The RAM chip should pop up after releasing the tabs.

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Using your fingers, remove the RAM chip by gently pulling it out of the RAM slot.
  • Using your fingers, remove the RAM chip by gently pulling it out of the RAM slot.

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To remove the second RAM chip, repeat the previous steps To remove the second RAM chip, repeat the previous steps
  • To remove the second RAM chip, repeat the previous steps

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Conclusion

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

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