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How to add RAM to a notebook PC?


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ChipsA.Hoy

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I have an Acer TravelMate 2480, and just purchased additional RAM. It's my first notebook PC, and don't know how to add the RAM chip.....

Can anyone provide a good guide (pictures are always good :whistling: ...I am not even sure which panel on the back to take off. Tried both, but doesn't look clear as to how to remove anything....

Also wondering if it's recommended that an intermediate user such as I attempt such a thing...I've added memory to a desktop.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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Take each panel off in turn, keep the screws safe, see what's under it. You'll find it.
On some laptop models you may find you have to take the keyboard out to get at the memory slots.
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Google is your friend.
If your RAM is under your keyboard (this is normally only older models) look at this step by step guide.
http://www.hardwares...m/article/189/1

If its on the bottom look here.
http://www.computerm...top-memory.html

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I dont know if these pictures are clearer, but I have 2 panels on the back of my Acer Travelmate 2480. The smaller panel covers what appears to be the hard drive. I took it out and that does not have space for adding. The other much larger panel has 2 screws at one end. When I unscrew these, that end of the panel lifts up slightly. But the other end of the cover will not come off. I tried as hard as I could to ease the cover off, sliding it, pulling, but if I exhert any more pressure, the panel will break.

You've been incredibly helpful, but I dont know what else I can do, except pay a tech to insert the chip for me, which seems ridiculous.

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If you can't see it on the bottom it's probably under your keyboard, if this is the case I recommend you send it in for someone to do it as a lot more can go wrong.
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