Inserting New Memory Chips on Laptop or Notebook..

Community Help: Changing Laptop Memory - Pictures and Tutorial

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Inserting or installing new memory chips on your laptop is a very easy task. Its actually easier then a desktop, as you don't have to unplug so many chords and its so much easier to move around. One thing you should have, and if you don't then you should go buy one immediately, is a small pc toolkit. This will make your life so much easier and its inexpensive to purchase. Basically its a small fold-up toolkit containing about 8 - 10 "tiny" tools. Various screwdrivers, tweezers, utensils, etc., designed for tiny and delicate work like that done on computers. Even if you only use it once, you will be happy you have it as regular tools are just too big and clumsy and you will waste alot of time that you could have saved simply by having the computer toolkit as I have shown here below:

Now you are ready to take care of business. Always unplug your laptop first, then turn the laptop over. Remove the battery next, you will see some type of switch or lever on the back to release your battery, see photo below of the switch on my laptop that I simply slide to the left

Now with the switch slid over, simply pop out the battery as shown below. Note you could waste 10 minutes here by using your fingers or larger tools to try and get at it, or you could simply just take 10 seconds by having the toolkit like that I recommended above. (Sorry this pic came out blurry, but its easy enough for you to get the idea here).

With the battery now out and the laptop unplugged, you can pop out the memory next and replace it. Remove the panel on the back, most just have a square panel you will see which is just 3-4 inches wide or so. Use your tiny screwdrivers and just pop out 1 or 2 screws and pull off the panel. This is simple and only takes a minute. You can then access your memory chips. They are right on top and easily accessible, and in this picture they are shown as the green ones on top, and you can see 2 of them, one on top of the other. They also have a couple tiny holders on the side as shown in the picture below. Just use your fingers or tiny screwdriver to slide them outwards, and the memory can be popped out or slid out with ease. Dont force anything, it will be easy to do. Its that simple. You can also remove multiple chips as they are stacked on top of each other, just repeat the process. Make sure you have no static electricity on your hands, a static shock can ruin your insides of the computer, so touch metal before putting your hands in there.