The 204-pin SODIMM module is keyed to only fit in one way, just be sure
to insert the memory into the socket so that most of those gold pins are no
longer visible. Two springs put tension the memory module as you push down on
it so there will be a small amount of resistance. Push it down all the
way until the two clips click into place. There is one on either side of the
memory module PCB which lock the RAM in place.
Swap out or upgrade the hidden memory module as needed, then replace the
aluminum panel cover and tape it back in the locked position.
The keyboard should slide back into place bottom first so
the locking tabs engage with the notebook chassis. Press the keyboard down
lightly to make sure it's fully seated and the adhesive squares are in contact
with both aluminum surfaces. The next step is to replace the chrome plated
plastic strip which locks the keyboard in. That plastic strip needs to be
inserted in its groove so each of the tabs engage.
In the photo
below is a closer look at the tabs on the strip and
slots in the chassis the tabs engage with.
Install the chrome plated plastic strip and slide it a
few millimetres to the left
so all the tabs engage. The right corner of the
chrome plated plastic strip will be sticking out still, as detailed in the
Push the right-hand end of the strip in towards the left a little, to get the little nub
of plastic pointed down, the tab should then pop into place in the notebook chassis.
When it's flush to the black plastic frame, it's installed.
WARNING - If that little bit of plastic is not installed properly and
is not flush to the rest of the notebook, it may crack the LCD display
when the screen is closed!
That's it! The only other step is to power up the
notebook and ensure the full memory capacity is reported in the
BIOS. Thanks to Crucial Memory for help with this DIY Guide.
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