Introduction

This guide will help you replace/upgrade the RAM on your Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5112.

Using a metal spudger, remove the two rubber grips on the bottom face of the laptop, located closest to the hinge The grips may be brittle, take care not to damage them with the metal spudger The grips may be brittle, take care not to damage them with the metal spudger
  • Using a metal spudger, remove the two rubber grips on the bottom face of the laptop, located closest to the hinge

  • The grips may be brittle, take care not to damage them with the metal spudger

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Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws securing the backplate to the computer using a 54 bit driver kit. It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, so they are not misplaced It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, so they are not misplaced
  • Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws securing the backplate to the computer using a 54 bit driver kit.

  • It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, so they are not misplaced

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Starting on the edge opposite the hinge, use plastic opening tools to pry the backplate away from the computer Loosten the three non-hinge edges Leave a pry tool in the corners to ensure that that one side does not snap close before you are done opening the others
  • Starting on the edge opposite the hinge, use plastic opening tools to pry the backplate away from the computer

  • Loosten the three non-hinge edges

  • Leave a pry tool in the corners to ensure that that one side does not snap close before you are done opening the others

  • DO NOT lift the back plate away from the computer, it is still connected to the motherboard

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To loosen the backplate, lift it very slightly, and gently pull away from the hinge Flip the backplate open, towards the power button, taking care not to pull on the ribbon cable attching the backplate to the motherboard Use a plastic opeining tool to detach the side of the ribbon cable connected to the computer, prying up gently on the small black lever at the point of attachment
  • To loosen the backplate, lift it very slightly, and gently pull away from the hinge

  • Flip the backplate open, towards the power button, taking care not to pull on the ribbon cable attching the backplate to the motherboard

  • Use a plastic opeining tool to detach the side of the ribbon cable connected to the computer, prying up gently on the small black lever at the point of attachment

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Remove the (4) 3mm Phillips 0 screws connecting the battery to the computer using a 54 bit driver kit It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, so they are not misplaced It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, so they are not misplaced
  • Remove the (4) 3mm Phillips 0 screws connecting the battery to the computer using a 54 bit driver kit

  • It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, so they are not misplaced

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift the side of the battery closest to the long edge of the computer. As you are pullling the battery away from the computer, unplug it from the side furthest from the long edge of the computer There may be a lot of resistence when unplugging the battery, it is helpful to wiggle the male side of the plug back and forth as you remove it
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the side of the battery closest to the long edge of the computer.

  • As you are pullling the battery away from the computer, unplug it from the side furthest from the long edge of the computer

  • There may be a lot of resistence when unplugging the battery, it is helpful to wiggle the male side of the plug back and forth as you remove it

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Use a spudger to gently pry up the plastic brackets holding on each RAM drive. The long edges of each drive firthest from one another should pop up at an angle. While a metal spudger is used in these photos, using plastic opening tools insetad will lower your chances of damaging your device.
  • Use a spudger to gently pry up the plastic brackets holding on each RAM drive. The long edges of each drive firthest from one another should pop up at an angle.

  • While a metal spudger is used in these photos, using plastic opening tools insetad will lower your chances of damaging your device.

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Remove each RAM drive by pulling at an upwards angle in the direction of its free edge Remove each RAM drive by pulling at an upwards angle in the direction of its free edge Remove each RAM drive by pulling at an upwards angle in the direction of its free edge
  • Remove each RAM drive by pulling at an upwards angle in the direction of its free edge

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Conclusion

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

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