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Trying to remove a memory module from Compaq Presario 1200 Notebk

I have 2 of these notebooks, one is broken. So, I'd like to add memory from the broken one to the working one. Crucial Memory scan tells me I have a 128m module and a 64m module in the working unit. I thought I could replace the 64m module with the 128m module from the broken notebook to get to 256m. The module looks like it is on the bottom of the unit, but not sure how to remove it.

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On either side of the unit there may be levers you can pull up, or one center lever, otherwise you can generaly prop it up a little bit and it will slide right out (before putting in new memory make sure the mobo can detect it otherwise its a waste of time) make sure to be careful when handling memory, the oil on your fingers can damage the contact and so forth.

Note : a little force is good, if you feel liek you might break it stop! and do NOT use any tools

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