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I am trying to install a 2GB memory chip in my Dell Latitude 510 and I am not sure how to do it. Forgive my ignorance but a I've never done this before.

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  • larkspur424 Dec 17, 2008

    Thank you so much for your help. I have resolved this issue but I have a new problem. I keep getting error reports and boxes keep appearing and forcing me to close down. Any ideas?

    This is the same Dell Latitude 510. Thanks again.

  • larkspur424 Dec 17, 2008

    Thanks. It's not your fault I am only semi-literate on this stuff. I don't understand HOW to reinstall the computer to its factory settings or how to determine which applications are needed. I purchased it used and its worked well until recently.

    A mac would be better, huh?


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- Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

- Turn the computer over, and use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the two captive screws from the memory module cover.

- Remove the M2.5 x 12-mm screw labeled "circle K." (The screw is one of the five keyboard screws.)

- Place your finger under the cover at the indentation and lift and slide the cover open.

- Locate the connector labeled ""JDIM1"

- Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the inner tabs on each end of the memory module socket. (the module should pop up)

- replace with the new one (press a bit until the tabs get locked)

- Replace the cover and reconnect the power.

You are ready to go.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • Marcelo Antelo Dec 17, 2008

    It sounds like Windows is giving you troubles.

    I would perform a backup and reinstall the computer to its factory setting.

    Then apply all services packs and updates and finally install the applications needed.

    Good luck!!

  • Marcelo Antelo Dec 18, 2008

    What I meant is to format yor hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. All you need is a Windows cd and your license number (it should be on a sticker in the back of the computer).

    That way you will be sure there is no malware bothering you and it will be easy to isolate any problem you might encounter.

    Best of luck.


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