1. Place the computer's power switch in the "off "
position and disconnect the AC power cord.
2. Remove the computer's top
cover following the instructions in the model-specific owner's manual.
3. Before touching any electronic components, make sure you first touch
an unpainted, grounded metal object to discharge any static electricity
stored on your clothing or body.
4. Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer's motherboard. If
all the sockets are full, remove smaller capacity modules to allow room
for higher capacity modules.
5. Handle your new module's carefully; do not flex or bend the
module(s). Always grasp the module by its edges.
6. For some
installations, DIMM memory can be installed in any available expansion
slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a
particular sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner's
manual to determine the correct installation sequence for your
Insert the module into an available expansion
socket. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. This ensures the
module can be plugged into the socket one way only. Firmly press the
module into position, making certain the module is completely seated in
the socket. Repeat this procedure for any additional modules you are
Most 168-pin DIMM modules have ejector tabs. The ejector tabs
are used only when you need to remove a module. By pressing down on the
ejector tabs, the module will pop-up from the socket and it can be
7. Once the modules have been installed, the computer's top cover can be
8. Plug in the AC power cord and reinstall any cables disconnected
during the installation process.
9. Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer
owner's manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer
to recognize the newly installed memory.