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Can't get the door open to ad RAM

I have a gateway sb 4100-A PC and the black tab pulls back but will not release what am i doing wrong there are not circles to indented that i can find, please help

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SOURCE: gateway sb-4100-b won't recognize new memory

REmove all the old memory and replace it by a new memory, you should test memory 1 by 1 .

first install the 1 memory in the first slot. then boot the computer using only 512mb. if this successful. shutdown and insert the second memory, then test again.

note: memory should be:

1. DDR SDRAM
2. the two 512 should be the same brand.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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You should go to the Gateway site and look up that model.
Here's the link:
http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=3931
FYI, there should be a little door on the back that has one or two screws that, when unfastened, expose the memory. But look it up just to be sure

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A) No, the case does not lend itself for easy access to the Ram Memory.

B) 'Other site' is full of beans. Impossible to replace, or upgrade the Ram Memory? Must not be a professional product support website, and does not have computer techs.

1) Work on a table. If the table is on a carpeted floor, refrain from swinging your legs. Observe Anti-Static Precautions.

[ Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

With a desktop computer you can relieve your body of Static by;

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

No such luck when working on a laptop/notebook/netbook/tablet.
An ESD wrist strap should be worn, and it's alligator clip connected to a good ground source.

{ Average cost of a Electro Static Discharge wrist strap, is around $3 to $6.
Example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

(It isn't just a piece of wire connected to an alligator clip, and to your wrist. The wrist strap has a metal plate which contacts the skin of your wrist. The metal plate is connected to a 1 Mega Ohm resistor, which in turn is connected to the wire going to the alligator clip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antistatic_wrist_strap )

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, Empty desktop computer case ]

It may be argued that you are just replacing Ram Memory, and an ESD wrist strap is not needed.

In this instance I will agree.
There is a metal static shield under the Keyboard, and next to the Ram Memory. The Processor is under the motherboard. (To the right of the Fan Assembly, when looking down from the top)

Also, ram memory modules ('Stick') are coated with a see-through plastic coating, on the Body of the module.
(Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom)

I would place a clean towel on the table, to protect the table, and the Netbook, lay the closed netbook upside down on it. (Bottom side up)

2) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

3) Turn the netbook over, open it as far as possible.
Remove the Keyboard

4) Removing the Keyboard:

At the top of the Keyboard, (LCD screen side) there are 4 Tabs to release.
They are from Right to Left;
Above the DELete key, F12, F8, and F4 keys.

If you look close you will see four thin rectangular pieces of plastic, above the noted keys.
These are depressed down.

I c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y press down on them, with a flat tipped Jewelers screwdriver.
Start on the left side with the release tab above the F4 key.
Once depressed the Keyboard will be released from this tab.

Go to the next tab, and so on.
Once all release tabs are released, the top of the Keyboard should pop up, a little.
S-T-O-P!

The Top of the Keyboard is lifted s-l-i-g-h-t-l-y up. Do Not raise it too high.
There may be side tabs also. These will pop loose once the top of the Keyboard is raised up slightly.

There is also a Keyboard Cable attached to the Keyboard.
It is Not needed to disconnect this cable, and I STRONGLY advise against it, as the plastic tabs of the connector on the motherboard, will break VERY easily.

Leave the Keyboard Cable attached.
The Back of the Keyboard may have plastic tabs protruding from it.

This is why the Keyboard is only raised to a slight angle, also.
With the Keyboard in an approximately 45 degree position, move it forward a little, then roll it over, and lay it down.
(Top of Keyboard lays down)

The bottom of the netbook has a Door. This Door is removed for access to the Ram Memory, and Harddrive.

Keyboard removed there are 5 screws marked with Door next to them, to remove.
Push on Door Release (Pretty hard) to ease the Door out.
Then go around, and gently pry the Door off.

Each ram memory module has a spring clip on the side. Each side.
The top of the clip is gently moved to the outside, just a little.

The top of the spring clip has a 'bump', or protrusion, which fits in a Side Notch, on the Ram Memory module.
Once both spring clips are eased out, the Ram Memory module will slightly spring up.

DO NOT remove a Ram Memory module in a straight up position!
You will bend contact pins down in the ram memory slot on the netbook, and damage the contact pins on the Ram Memory module.

The Ram Memory module is brought out in a 45 degree position.
It is installed back in the same position.

Handle the Ram Memory module by the Body. The body is coated with a see-through protective plastic. (The gold plated contact pins are on the bottom, of the Ram Memory module. The rest of the module is the Body)

When the protrusions of the spring clips are fully seated in the Side Notches of the Ram Memory module, the Ram Memory module is fully seated in the ram memory slot.

(Note*
The spring clip protrusion, and the Side Notch, are not a perfect fit.
A little leeway is allowed )

The Gateway LT2811u Netbook PC uses DDR3 Sdram ram memory, that operates at a maximum frequency rate of 1066MegaHertz.
(1066MHz)
It is PC2-8500 that is SO-DIMM.

The Maximum TOTAL Amount of ram memory is 1GB.
There is 1 ram memory slot.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[ Mega = Approximately 1 Million
Hertz = Cycles per Second

The above ram memory, can operate Up To 1066 Million Cycles per Second, frequency rate. ('Speed')

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then use the little indented circles on each side and press in and pull up

once inside switch three green tabs to show red.... then lift up the back metal base up and it will pull away from the RAM area

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