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I wish to add more RAM to my laptop but cannot get cover openbehi

I wish to add more RAM to my laptop but cannot get the cover open even after taking out all the screws.The laptop is an ACER Aspire 5315 series model no.ICL50. I'm making the assumption that the memory port(?)is somewhere behind the larger of the 2 base covers.

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The ram is under a base cover and the cover is usually indicated by small rectangles imprinted in the plastic. I will send you the link to the service manual that will show everything you need to know about your laptop.
The ram, wireless card, heat-sink and processor are all under the largest of the panels. The smaller panel is where the hard drive lives and then there is the battery.

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Yes, it is the largest panel under the laptop, I have a couple of Acer laptops. Sometimes even if all the screws are out, it will feel like you are going to snap something if you pull any harder. As long as you are careful, I use a small flat screwdriver to gently lift the snaps around the cover. Here is a photo of your laptop with that cover removed, notice the ram at the bottom of the picture.

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You are in the right location. you will have to pry gently to get it open. After that it is easy:

Installing memory
Follow these steps to install memory:
1 Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter (if connected) and remove
the battery pack. Then turn the computer over to access its base.
2 Remove the screws from the memory cover; then lift up and remove the
memory cover.
3 (a) Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then (b) gently press
it down until it clicks into place.
4 Replace the memory cover and secure it with the screw.
5 Reinstall the battery pack, and reconnect the AC adapter.
6 Turn on the computer.
The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size.
Please consult a qualified technician or contact your local Acer dealer.

I found it in the manuel on page 72 on the acer website

I hope this helps you, let me know how it goes and if you have any more questions.

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