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This guide will show you how to replace laptop SODIMM RAM or memory.

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  1. Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, RAM door: paso 1, imagen 1 de 3 Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, RAM door: paso 1, imagen 2 de 3 Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, RAM door: paso 1, imagen 3 de 3
    • Many laptops have a door for the ram. But often, removing the entire back cover is necessary.

    • Remove screws on Ram door.

    • There is now access to the ram.

    • Remember to always remove or disconnect the battery!

  2. Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Releasing the SODIMM: paso 2, imagen 1 de 1
    • Push metal tab out of the way. Some laptops have screws instead of tabs.

  3. Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Removing the RAM: paso 3, imagen 1 de 3 Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Removing the RAM: paso 3, imagen 2 de 3 Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Removing the RAM: paso 3, imagen 3 de 3
    • lift up on ram.

    • Pull out of SODIMM socket.

  4. Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Removing second stick: paso 4, imagen 1 de 1
    • Repeat with second stick. Sometimes the second stick is layered under the first.

  5. Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Replacing the RAM: paso 5, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remember, If only replacing one Stick, to put that stick in DIMM A or DIMM 1.

    • There are five types of laptop laptop ram: DDR, DDR2, DDR3, DDR3L, and DDR4.

    • Make sure that whatever ram your laptop was using is replaced by that same type. Memory is not cross compatible with desktop memory, so make sure that your RAM is SODIMM laptop memory. SODIMMs are usually about 3" long, while desktop DIMMs are about 4"-5" long.

  6. Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Putting the Memory Back: paso 6, imagen 1 de 3 Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Putting the Memory Back: paso 6, imagen 2 de 3 Laptop Ram/Memory Replacement, Putting the Memory Back: paso 6, imagen 3 de 3
    • Re-insert RAM at a 45 degree angle and push down until clips snap into place or screw back in.

    • Make sure that pins line up correctly and memory is all the way in place.

    • This is incorrect.

    • Replace RAM door.

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Thank you! Your photographs and simple directions gave me the courage to try this. It’s kind of exhilarating to see those memory sticks pop up and then to hear them click in.

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@curiousandcheap I'm glad I could help! It's really one of the simplest upgrades you can do as long as your laptop doesn't specifically block access to the RAM compartment, but most brands make a door like the one shown to make it easier.

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