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How to remove the keyboard to access the RAM memory slot

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If you examine the area of the case above the keyboard (the small area between the keyboard and the screen hinges), you should see that it is a separate piece from the rest of the case. This small section of case should just pry off (be careful not to break it or the locking tabs). Once you have pried this off, you should see 2 or 3 screws holding the keyboard down. Remove these screws and the keyboard should come out. If you are just accessing the RAM, you shouldn't have to unplug the keyboard ribbon cable.

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SOURCE: Acer Travelmate 2200 keyboard removal

open the small horizontal panel above your keyboard with a small screwdriver (you should do it gently) > open the screw below that panel > open your keyboard (be careful not to pull your keyboard too hard because there is cables underneath your keyboard) > from there, your memory slot should accessible.

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