Introdução

If the computer won't load past the startup screen or randomly crashes during normal operation, there isn't enough RAM or the RAM is damaged and needs replacement.

  1. Eject the battery from the computer by sliding the two clips on the bottom of the computer toward the center of the computer.
    • Eject the battery from the computer by sliding the two clips on the bottom of the computer toward the center of the computer.

    • Slide the battery out as shown in the picture.

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  2. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the small screw next to the disc engraving shown in the picture.
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the small screw next to the disc engraving shown in the picture.

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    • Gently slide the optical drive out of the side of the computer.

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    • Locate the two corner grips on the hinge side of the computer.

    • Using a metal spudger, remove the two corner grips to reveal the screws.

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    • Remove the 11 small screws on the bottom of the computer that are shown in the picture.

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    • Remove the 2 small screws that are on the bottom side of the disc tray slot.

    • These screws are shorter and wider than the others.

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    • Once the keyboard is loose, do not immediately pull away from computer. It is attached by the ribbon connector.

    • Using a spudger, pry around the edges of the keyboard until all clips are disengaged and the keyboard is loose from the computer.

    • To disconnect the ribbon connector, flip up the black clip shown in the picture.

    • Gently pull the ribbon until disconnected.

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    • Disconnect the other two ribbon connectors underneath the keyboard by fliping up the black clips.

    • Remove the 4 small screws shown in the picture.

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    • Disengage the face plate clips by prying the case away from around the outer edge of the face plate with a metal wedge.

    • The face plate can then be lifted away from the computer.

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    • Remove the 2 black screws holding the hard drive to the computer frame.

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    • Gently slide the hard drive away from the motherboard to disconnect it.

    • After it's disconnected, lift the hard drive up to remove it from the computer.

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    • Remove the 2 screws holding the motherboard into the case of the laptop.

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    • Remove the connections around the motherboard.

    • There is a connection hidden underneath the board. Remove this one last as you will need to lift the motherboard up to access it.

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    • Remove the screw holding the WiFi chip in place.

    • Slide the chip away from the motherboard and set it elsewhere inside the computer.

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    • Flip the motherboard over to access the underside revealing the RAM.

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    • Remove the RAM chip by simultaneously prying the 2 spring clips away from the RAM.

    • The RAM will pop up when both clips are completely released.

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Conclusão

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

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