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Compaq armada e500 memory

I am trying to increase the memory on an old compaq armada e500 and I cannot find where the memory modules fit on the motherboard

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  • j2nellie Nov 14, 2007

    This particular laptop had two openings on the underside, one for the hard drive, and one for the processor. Memory modules are not visable.

    I do not have a product manual and compaq no longer supports this model online.

  • j2nellie Nov 17, 2007

    Yes, I did indeed find the modules under the keyboard. I was able to locate an online manual for the E500. Thank you very much for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    can you buy a new processor for these? i cant get the old one off, looks connected to the motherboard.

  • Karsin Mar 22, 2008

    How do I add new ram memory to a Compaq armada e500. I have the ram but need to know where the memory is located and how do I add a new one. Thanks



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Memory modules are under keyboard,you have to remove this first,1 hidden screw under(indicates a keyboard) and the 4 holds between the Fkeys(pull them down).Remove the keyboard and you''be able to see them....Chris/Greece

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  1. Turn off the computer and remove all power cords from the computer system.
  2. Locate the panel used for access to the memory modules. This is generally located on the bottom of the laptop computer. Refer to your laptop instruction manuals for locating the panel.
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  3. Remove any screws that the panel in place and place somewhere safe to prevent losing it.
  4. Remove the panel from the laptop and set aside.
  5. If replacing or upgrading an existing memory module, remove the memory modules by undoing and module clamps and gently lifting the edge of the module to a 45-degree angle and then pulling the module out of the slot.compaq armada e500 memory - lapmem4.jpg compaq armada e500 memory - lapmem5.jpg
  6. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory slot and gentcompaq armada e500 memory - lapmem6.jpghe module into the slot at a 45-degree angle.
  7. Once all the pins are in the slot, gently rotate thcompaq armada e500 memory - lapmem7.jpgwn flat until the clamps lock into the module into place.
  8. Replace the memory access panel onto the laptop computer.
  9. Replace any screws or fasteners that hold the panel in place.
  10. Replace the power corcompaq armada e500 memory - 2f150f7.jpg up your computer system.

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please rate it if it is solved..

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Nov 14, 2007

    From memory the old compaq laptop I saw had an access hatch in the
    middle of the rear face, just under where the monitor sits (up high).
    It is a small screw held cover (I think) which is very thin and it
    pulls out to reveal the mem socket.

    I don't have one anymore but that's what I remember about the mem upograde.

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Nov 14, 2007

    I found a link of the manual..just check it out..


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The second solution does work, remove single screw under the base
which has the keyboard picture near it & unclip the keyboard by sliding 4 clips near the F keys. Remove keyboard and hey presto... the RAM is found!

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

I have a Armada e500.The memory is under the keyboard. There is a screw in the base and four tabs at the top of the keyboard. You can change the memory without disconnecting the KB.
PC133 doesn't work in mine.

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