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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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Re: compaq armada e500 memory

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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Re: compaq armada e500 memory

  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.
  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.
  6. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory slot and gently insert the module into the slot at a 45-degree angle.
  7. Once all the pins are in the slot, gently rotate the module down 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 cord and power up your computer system.

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Re: compaq armada e500 memory

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

Re: compaq armada e500 memory

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.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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