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How to access the ram?

I would like to upgrade the ram and change a broken hinge. I can't figure out how to get into the laptop. Its a sony model PCG-4V1L

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The slots are located behind your keyboard. First disconnect the power cord from the computer and remove the battery. To remove the keyboard, there is a screw locate next to the release slider for the battery, remove it and set it aside.. Flip the laptop back over and lift it out from the top (by the function keys) and lay it keys down on the touch pad. You can remove the keyboard completely if desired, but not necessary. Install the new memory into the exposed slot following the instructions, and take all safety precautions. Assemble the computer reverse of how you took it apart.

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I upgrade RAM on laptop, now runs slower. Running 64-bit WIN 7 OS,

Check BIOS if all RAM is being picked and or set to max on RAM settings.

Upgrading BIOS! If it isn't broken don't fix it. Upgrading is a scapegoat fix, and many manufactures have a disclaimer. "You are on you own, and the likes for a reason. Most solutions are found elsewhere.

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PS. Many applications are written for 32 bit, hence they are unable to fully utilize 64 bit and may be bound to 4GB.

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Replacing a hinge, orboth of them, isn't very tough.
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Ram replacemnt instructions

If you're brave, you can try this, but be careful about what you touch. 1st of course, unplug the power and remove the battery, just for some safety for both you and the laptop. 2nd, take a very small flatblade screwdriver and gently pry where the hinge is between the piece of plastic that covers the hinge and the display. It should pop up. Gently pull up on the piece that covers the power button but be careful not to pull all the way away from the PC as there will probably be a cable attached. You might have to pry the other side of the plastic up at the hinge also. Sometimes the mfg. puts screws in at the back to hold this in so check there 1st also. Once you get the top piece off, there should be 3 to 4 screws holding the keyboard on. Depending on the model it may instead have a single screw holding it on from the bottom. If so they usually put a keyboard symbol next to the screw on the bottom. Make sure you use a static strap when removing or replacing the RAM so you don't shock it with body static. Attach the strap to one of the standoffs on the back used to attach one of the connectors on the back. This is a safe place to ground yourself. After replacing the RAM put it back together in reverse. Most laptops are dissassembled this way from the top, but not all. In some cases the hinge cover is removed separately and then the cover to the power button which covers the top of the laptop under the display, but on the laptop itself. Hope this helps.

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