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Acer l100 memory upgrade

Does anyone have any informaion on how to disassenmle the Acer L100 to access the memory slots?

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I just attempted this, and I must say that there are many things about the other solutions that just plain wrong. Here is my step-by-step:

  1. Choose your RAM. Use the memory advisor from Crucial to tell you which ram to use: I used their PC 5300 2*1GB kit. You can RAM from any retailer, as long as it is the same type recommended by the memory advisor.
  2. Lay the case flat and remove the screw in the middle of the top plate at the back, then slide the top plate off. You will probably have to break the warranty seal to do this.
  3. There are three black clips that hold the front bezel onto the top section. Prise them upwards and the bezel will come away.
  4. There is a black screw on the motherboard near the back, holding down a piece of metal attached to the top section (drive bays). Remove this screw, then pull gently on the plastic handle on the top section to loosen it.
  5. Lift the top section so that you can pull the power and IDE cables from the hard drive at the back, then lift it fully upwards. Be careful of the ribbon cable underneath, you may need someone to hold it up for you while you change the RAM.
  6. To remove the old RAM, do not simply prise it upwards as someone else said. The RAM slot has a metal clip at each side; push these outwards to the sides until they click. This releases the RAM so that they can be lifted out.
  7. Slide the new RAM into the bays and push it down to lock it into place. Make sure both sides click properly.
  8. Reassemble the case in reverse order, taking care to get everything stowed away in the right place. Take care remounting the front bezel to make it is properly in place before clicking the tabs back on top.
Hope someone finds this useful. By the way, while i can in there I noticed an empty expansion bay: anybody know what this is?

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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Re: Acer l100 memory upgrade

I, too, wanted to upgrade my Aspire L100 with more RAM. However, when I opened the cover to this very small case, I was couldn't find any obvious access to the RAM slots. I found the above solutions helpful, but not detailed enough. I called the Acer tech support folks who informed me that "they don't do this sort of thing", so I guess "Guest" got a nicer tech person than I did. So, I crossed my fingers and proceeded.

Actually, its not that tough. After the cover is removed, locate a screw that is holding down the inner case to the base near the drives in the back (looks like a flange). Do not remove any other screws, eg, the cooling fans. Once the screw is removed, apply upward pressure to the plastic handle on the inner case and the inner case will lift up. Remove the two connections (both are black, one larger than the other) from the drive. In appying upward pressure by pulling on the plastic handle, the front bezel will start to separate from the case. Slide a common screwdriver into the slight cracks that have been opened on the sides and apply gentle twisting motion to loosen the bezel from the case. Once the bezel has been taken off the case (leave the wires from the insides to the bezel intact), lift the inner case up and out. The memory slots are located near the front, one on top of the other. Using gentle outward pressure, loosen the RAM chips and lift up and out. Replace with the upgrade RAM and snap into place.

To reassemble, relocate the inner case into its previous position, first reconnecting the cables, then replacing the screw. Snap the bezel back into place and you are finished.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Acer l100 memory upgrade

@ mabinogion
That expansion bay is a mini-PCI expansion bay

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Phone Acer's toll free tech support phone line when you are ready to perform the upgrade.  One of their techs talked me thru the procedure when I made a dry run for a memory upgrade.  There's actually two screws, one in back and one internal in the center rear of the unit holding the drive assemblies in place.  You also have to remove the front bezel and disconnect the drive cables to remove the drive assembly before you can get at the SODIMMs to replace them.

Word of warning.  Acer ships the unit with two 512 Meg SODIMMs so you'll be stuck with those extra parts if you plan to upgrade to 2 Gigs.  You'll also need DDR2-533 PC 4200 SODIMM RAM or better to perform the upgrade...

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Re: Acer l100 memory upgrade

See it is little bit difficult for you if you not sound technical person but it is simple also .just open 1 screw form back portion of cpuu and remove the cover and deasseble the enire cover one by one bcoz it all are locking system. for your help go tru this video link whih will little bit help you

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