The next step is to gently pull
up the thin keyboard which is stuck down with a half dozen small squares of very
sticky tape to the aluminum EMI shield below.
The easiest way to go about this is lift up the top
right corner with the plastic credit card and methodically work your way along
the top to the left, carefully lifting up the edge without bending the thin
aluminum keyboard or damaging the electrical contact strip at the far right (see
the small adhesive squares will give up and the
keyboard will pop free of the aluminum EMI shield below. The keyboard is connected to
the rest of the notebook with a thin electrical strip, so you can't just pick it
up and put it aside.
This is the keyboard's electrical contact strip. Be very
careful with this thin strip of plastic, damage to it means the keyboard will
have to be replaced. Five small squares of the black sticky tape are
visible here (above)
Fold the keyboard up and out of the way without
disconnecting the flat wire harness going into the notebook.
The hidden 204-pin SODIMM memory
socket we need to access is behind this aluminum EMI
panel (above, marked in red highlight). To access it, lift of the small strip of
black tape (at right of the red-highlighted area) and set it aside, you'll need
to reuse this tape so do not discard it..
After peeling up the tape, slide the aluminum panel
to the left to disengage the locking tabs.
Lift the aluminum panel up and set it aside, the
hidden 204-pin SODIMM DDR3 memory slot is now accessible.