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How to remove and install RAM on a laptop PC.

1 Power down your laptop. Unplug the power cord and remove the battery.
2 Use an ESD wrist strap or other method to ground yourself. This is important to prevent static electricity from damaging your computer.
3 Check the user manual or service manual for the location of the Memory Access door. On most Dell laptops, it is located on the bottom of your computer.
4 Open the memory access door by removing the two small screws that hold the door in place.
5 Use your fingertips to gently spread the securing clips at either side of the memory module until it pops up.
6 Remove the RAM module from the connector by sliding it backwards from the slot at a 45-degree angle.
7 Align the notch in the bottom of the RAM module with the tab in the connector slot.
8 Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle.
9 Rotate the module downward until the securing clips click into place.
10 Replace the memory access door.
11 Replace the battery and power up the computer to be sure that the RAM is recognized.