This guide will show you how to replace the RAM in your Sony Vaio laptop.

  1. Start with the laptop face up on a flat surface.
    • Start with the laptop face up on a flat surface.

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  2. Open the laptop with the keyboard facing you.
    • Open the laptop with the keyboard facing you.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard. Start at the end closest to the screen.

    • Be careful around the edges; work your way around the keyboard until all of it is detached.

    • There will be a ribbon cable attached to the bottom of the keyboard. Be sure not to rip the cable when lifting the keyboard from the laptop frame.

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    • Carefully detach the ribbon from the base of the computer with your hands.

    • Remove the keyboard.

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    • Use a Philips #0 screwdriver to remove the 7 top case screws.

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    • Using a metal spudger, pry open at the seams.

    • Open the gray top of the laptop from the base black portion.

    • Slide the spudger along the seam, and then carefully open the top.

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    • Open the top carefully without disconnecting the two parts.

    • Be mindful and careful of the ribbon cable attaching the two parts together.

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    • Using your fingers, pry apart the two side metal pieces that hold the part in place as shown on the picture.

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    • After that step, the RAM should pop up on its own as shown in the picture.

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    • Carefully press the sides near the right edge of the part and remove it from it's base.

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

Giselle Dougan

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