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I want to add memory and dont know how to remove battery first

As i say i dont know where the battery compartment is for i need to remove battery before adding memory ,can you help please/

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You don't need to remove the main battery to install or remove thr RAM module/s
The RAM module/s will be located behind a panel on the bottom of the laptop on most laptop models.

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  3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the unlock position.
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    11. Replace the battery pack, reconnect the notebook to external
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