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Replacing RAM chip in a acer aspire 3000

Having problems removing the cover that houses the memory chips. Have removed the 2 screws but the cover does not want to come off. can't find any lock/unlock lever.

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I found the user manual at Page 63 of the acer user manual listed these steps for changing the memory: "1 Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adaptor (if connected) and remove the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base. 2 Remove the screws from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the memory cover. 3 (a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press it down until it clicks into place. 4 Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw. 5 Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adaptor. 6 Turn on the computer. The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory"

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I own an aspire 3000 which has been quite sluggish so i thought it was time for a RAM upgrade.
1. To get to the ram you will need to unscrew the 2 little screws which are located on the middle panel on the underside of the laptop.

2. Once the screws are totally unscrewed (they will stay in the panel) slide the entire panel foward to the front of the laptop as far as it will go this is normally about 2-3 millimeters.

3. Gently prise up the panel with a fingernail or flat headed screwdriver, then apply a modest bit of force to remove the entire cover. do not be scared to apply lots of force as this is the only way you will remove it.

4. Install the RAM module

5. slide the cover back on into position the same way you took it off and screw back on

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To add ram - look on the back of the lap top. You will see some screws that are holding down a little door. There may be two of these. Remove the screws on the ram cover and remove ram cover

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1- press the buttons on the sides of the ram chip, and then it will pop up and towards you.
2- 2- pull this ram upwards and out
3- from there, you can take out the other chip, if there is one, or you can start installing.
4- installing the new ram chips is just as easy
5- line up the slots in the chip, then push it in as far as you can without breaking it.
6- then push it down so that you hear it click on both sides, and doesn't budge.
7- Repeat using the top chip.
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I hope it helps- please rate me – thanks

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Acer aspire 3000 ram installation - how to?

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screw screws back in.

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According to these specifications, you can install more memory in this laptop. Unplug it, remove the battery first. Remove the access cover on the back which is held in with a small screw. You should see two slots that memory chips slide in to. Additional memory can be purchased over the internet or at retailers like Wal-mart, Best Buy and Office Depot. Hope this helps you. If you need more help, let me know.

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If your notebook has a Phoenix bios then the code you are giving is for Autosize RAM.

The first step is to reseat the RAM chips in the computer.

Locate your user’s manual as it will have detailed instructions and pictures for safely removing and replacing RAM chips.

Without the manual:

1. Unplug the computer.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Then located the door to the compartment that houses the RAM chips -- make sure you are thoroughly grounded with a grounding strap before you touch the chips
4. Remove the screw securing the door, remove the door,
5. Remove the chips, you will probably have to use a small screwdriver to move the RAM locking tabs. Pull the RAM chip or chips out taking care not to touch the contact terminals.
6. Inspect the terminals for any corrosion (if you see any take the machine to a Toshiba service center).
7. If the RAM chip(s) is/are clean carefully reinsert it/them
8. Replace the cover
9. Replace the battery
10. Plug in computer
11. Power on

If you still get the beep codes then either your RAM chips have gon bad or they are the worng chip for your machine or your motherboard has gone bad and you will need to take it to a service center.

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It is easy to add more RAM to the laptop, the first thing you need to know is the type of memory you model uses. Your model uses DDR2@533MHz up to 2 GB RAM (2 chips 1 GB each).
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2. Replace the chip(s) with larger capacity chip(s).
3. Put the cover back (using the 2 screws you safely removed in step 1). Thats it!

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