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How would you install RAM in a laptop?


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Don'tcompute

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Just wondering if I ever need to.

I have a Compaq Presario v5000.
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Usually there is a door or cover on the bottom of the laptop with one screw. Remove the screw and it will give you access to the RAM slots. I have never done it on that exact laptop but the like I said its that way on all the other ones I have done.
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go here and get the maintenance manual for your computer...its a PDF..you may want to get all the drivers for your computer just in case you ever need them in the future ...burn them to a cd..
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Yeah, I see that little door on the bottom.

That's where I thought it would go.

Okay, thanks.
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Yep on laptops it's hard to say different models are different. Most these days have at least some slots accessible through the bottom for end users to add/replace ram but I worked on one today that the ram is under the keyboard. I've also seen ones that have both.... older compaqs I believe had it next to the keyboard under the from plastic peace that often now has a touchpad.
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