You will need to remove the face plate to slide the optical drive forward. disconnect the red cables plugged into the SATA slots on the motherboard, noting the order they are mounted (although they can be adjusted in the boot menu if you swap them) flip the case over, so the removable drive slot is at the top. Grab it and slide it straight backwards. It will release and can be hung over the side of the case out of the way. The lower faceplate mounts (now at the top, we flipped it up) need to be pinched towards each other to pop the faceplate off. The upper (again at the bottom not) should be pushed outward from their center to be removed. Once this is done, there is a single screw at the side of the optical drive about 3/4 of the way to the front shich needs to be unscrewed. Now pull a little on the spring catch at the opposite side from the screw, (it is silver and has a little handle so you can guess what to do) it will release and the drive will be able to slide forward. You don't need to remove it, just slide it enough to get to the DIMM slots and swap them out. The reverse procedure is simple and should pose no issues. Please make sure you are grounded and if possible work on a anti-static mat when doing this. I hope this helps. Moondoggy
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Re: replace memory cards
To remove your cd drive on a laptop:
some laptops have a level that you can pull to remove it although I doubt that you need to remove your cd drive in order to install memory.
some laptops have a compartment cover with a panel that have some screw(s) holding it in place that once remove will allow you to get to the part where memory is installed. look for this panel at the bottom of your laptop
a) before you start disasambling your laptop unplugged your laptop and deattached the battery.
b) laptop are tricky to service so design and brands are different even amoung the same brand, so if you want to post the model of your laptop and make and I'll try to get some instructions for you (no promises)
c) check out this video to get an idea of what you need to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5LUXjMIQdg
do you have a desktop?
1. you don't need to remove your cd drive to install memory
2. you need to find out what memory your motherboard takes and how much you can actually put it (post the serial of *********** board and I can aswer that question for you.
3. installing memory in desktop is fairly easy... just open it up, ground yourself before touching any component and installing in the memory slots... depending how old your motherboard/system is some configuration may be needed in your bios but that's only if your system is way too old.. for new systems the memory will be recognized on your next bootup
4. check out this video to get an idea on how to actually put the memory stick in.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiFIgSQOY7g
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Hi Kelly, we are dealing with memory problem, if you have available memory try swapping it, the other way is to remove any card attached in *********** board that may cause some conflict with the system, Isolate 1 by 1 the hardware installed from your hardware. 1. remove the memory module, clean the tip of the memory, the one connecting to the slot with rubber eraser or any rubber. If possible swap with good one if you have to isolate memory defects. 2. remove/clean any cards(video cards and others) in your expansion slots. 3. Boot your PC without connecting the hard/CD/FDD drives to speed up checking. 4. Once start up is okay without memory parity error appearing, one by one install the Harddisk, CD and FFD.
you may have dislodged something as you carried out the upgrade - Check all the cables are seated correctly - also check the memory is correctly seated
does the machine bleep at all this will give an indication of what the problem may be ------ the number and pattern of the bleeps
the next step would be to remove all unnecessary devices, like the CD , DVD , spare drives - getthe machine to a minimum state of just PSU, MOBO, CPU, Memory, harddrive, graphics and see if that boots
also as you have upgraded the video card can you put the old one back in....
If both motherboards are LGA775 socket, then the next concern is whether or not the case is capable of having the new motherboard installed into it. Disconnect all power cables to all dv drives or cd drives and hard drives. Disconnect all ribbons from drives to the mother board. If you can get to all of the screws that hold the motherboard into the case, you get away without removing drives. Once you've got the motherboard then you can disconnect the power cable from the motherboard. Remove the memory chips, disconnect the sound cable from the old motherboard. install the memory chips onto the new mobo, Connect the power cable to the new mobo, then install the new mobo into the case. Replace the ribbons from the drives to the mobo, replace the power cables to the drives and reinstall the sound cable to the cd or dv drive. You should be done now.
and put them on a cd or memory card, when the system prompts you that you have no harddrive, you can load the drivers from a memory card or cd however if you use a cd you will face other issues. then you will be able to install windows 7 ;)
I did it on my acer e500 and it runs good.
I didn't install the 64 bits version though but the 32 bits.
for all the people saying that his pc is too old: if the pc can run under vista, it runs better under windows 7
hi! there if your addibg a memory card check your memory speed if match to other memory card that are installed already,they should have same speed e.g DDR PC228 or SDR PC333 so check this out before installing.But if you replace the older one upgrading,switch off your computer open cover,there is slot there for your memory card bedide your processor,at both end there a lockway,unlock your memory card and pull it out all if you have several one,then insert on one slot if that is one memory card at 2gb lock it on both end.then swich on your computer check this out on your computer properties if there is change.how to do this left click my computer,click properties.regards