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Memory slots I broke the clips on the right hand side of the memory slots, is there any way to fix this without having to replace the system board? Please?

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How to install ram memory on e644g-0663 laptop

Up to 8GB of DDR3 Sdram ram memory that is SO-DIMM for laptops, and 1066MHz.

That is PC2-8500 that is SO-DIMM

An example,

There are TWO Ram Memory slots. EACH one has a maximum amount of 4GB.
Total Maximum Amount of Ram Memory is 8GB.

IF, just one Ram Memory module ('Stick'), is to be used, it is placed in ram memory Slot 1. (DIMM 1)

(The Processor reads what is in Slot 1 first. Cannot have ram memory in Slot 2, and not Slot 1 also )

No that's okay Acer/Gateway/eMachines!

I have access to the SERVICE MANUAL, bahahahaha! Your lack of info doesn't bother us...........

This is a PDF file. Scroll the page down using the scroll bar all the way to the right, until the top header of the PDF file reader shows.

To the immediate right of the number 216 at the top, is the Page Down Arrow.
To the left of the number 216 is the page number box.
The PDF reader page numbers do Not match the actual manual's pages.

Put your mouse cursor in the page number box.
Backspace the 1 out.
Left-click once.
Type -> 95
Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

(In the Top header is also the controls for view size.
To the left of the page number box is a Slider that is a blue 'Dot'.
Left-click on the blue 'Dot', hold the left mouse button down, and drag it to the left to Decrease the view size.
To the right to Increase view size )

Under the bold subheading - Prerequisite, click on the blue -
Base Door removal

Bottom of laptop facing you, open Battery Compartment to the Top, away from you, the Base Door is at the bottom.
Rectangular cover that has two Philips screws holding it on.

One screw at the Top/Middle, one screw at the Bottom/Middle.
Remove these two screws, do not lose them. (Double-sided sticky tape to table, and stick the screws to the tape )

BEFORE beginning;
Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

To go on;
This is a general example of a laptop SO-DIMM ram memory module,

Note the Locating Notch on the bottom, and the two Side Notches on either side.

The Locating Notch at the bottom, lines up with a Locating Lug in the bottom of the ram memory slot.
For this reason it can ONLY be installed in one direction.

There are spring clips that 'snap' into the Side Notch/es.
The top of one spring clip is eased to the outside of the laptop.
Now ease the other spring clip to the outside.

Once both spring clips are freed from the Side Notches, the ram memory module should pop up a little.

(Sometimes you have to keep one spring clip, held out with one hand, and with the other hand move the other spring clip out )

Remove the Ram Memory module, at almost the SAME angle as it is now. Slightly tilted.

DO NOT bring the Ram Memory module straight up, or you will damage the gold plated contact pins of the Ram Memory module, and also the contact pins down in the ram memory slot.

Notice how ram memory in Slot 1, (Slot A), is on top of the ram memory module in Slot 2. (Slot B)
If you have two ram memory modules installed, you have to remove the top ram memory module, first. (Slot A)

Again, if you are just going to use ONE ram memory module, it goes in Slot 1 (Slot A)

Look at the ram memory slot, and the Locating Lug in the bottom, and/or observe which way the Locating Notch on the ram memory module was, before you took it out.

Line the ram memory module up with the Locating Lug.
Install it at the same angle roughly, that you took it out at.

Once in the correct position the spring clips 'bumps', will snap down into the Side Notches, of the ram memory module.
(Click / Click)

Reinstall the Base Door.
Reinstall the Battery.
Attach the AC adapter (Charger), and plug the AC adapter into power.

(ALWAYS plug into the laptop FIRST, then plug into power. Otherwise a power surge could happen, and burn out electronic components in the power section of the motherboard)

WAIT 1 minute, turn the laptop on. BIOS will recognize the ram memory. You're done.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Oct 22, 2012 | eMachines Computers & Internet

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Dell Inspiron B130- Memory installation in second slot

RAM modules in laptops are secured by spring clips on both sides of the RAM module.
To release the RAM module press the clips away from the RAM module and the RAM module will pop up at an angle. You can then pull the RAM module away from the memory slot.
Insert the RAM module in the slot, push it into th slot and then press the RAM module down until the clips on the side lock onto the RAM module.

Jun 04, 2012 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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Memory slot clip

Yes, but it'll take some sauding skill which can be painful unless you are really handy and is up for a challenge.

On the other hand, get a new board and it's probably less headache and you'll back up running fast.

May 17, 2012 | Asrock 775i65G Motherboard

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Where dom i insert new memmory in a dell latitude d820 computer?

1. Remove the keyboard bezel with a flathead screwdriver.
2. Remove three screws securing the keyboard
3. Unplug the keyboard cable from the motherboard and remove the keyboard. The internal RAM (memory) slot is located under the keyboard, right above the touch pad buttons.

-How to remove keyboard ( with pictures ) -

Aug 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do I access the memory boards in the Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook pc?

1) Remove ALL electrical power to the laptop. The AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

2) Open the laptop, press the Power On button, and hold it in for a count of 5 seconds. (Removes residual power)

3) Close the laptop, turn it over. Remove the 'Thermal Door'. This is a large panel on the back of the laptop. There are several Philips head screws to remove, going around the outer perimeter of the panel.

Here you will see the panel removed, and the ram memory compartment marked.

Handle a Ram Memory module ('Stick') by the body, and refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.

The body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.
Your body carries Static electricity, and Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

There are two ram memory slots.
There are two metal clips that hold a ram memory module in place.

One on each side of the ram memory module. Look at the sides of the ram memory module, where the metal clips press against.

Each metal clip has a rounded 'knob' that fits inside a Notch, on the sides of the ram memory module.

Use the fingernails of one hand, to ease out on the 'knob' of one clip, while doing the same to the other clip, with the other hand.
(Ease the clips out away from the ram memory module)

Once the clip's knob is free from the notch of the ram memory module, the ram memory module should slightly pop up on one side.

Lift the side that comes up, to a slight angle, then keeping it at that angle, remove it.

DO NOT lift straight up on the ram memory module, or you'll damage the connecting pins in the ram slot.
(And the gold plated contact pins on the ram memory module)

To replace line the ram memory module up at the angle you removed the old one.
Slide it down in the ram slot.

Then gently spread the metal clips, and ensure they are seated in the notches at each end of the ram memory module.

For further questions please state in a Comment.


Nov 03, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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If your desktop is a Dell Dimension 2400 then this is the technical specs for the RAM.
Memory connectors
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, or 512-MB
Minimum memory
128 MB shared DDR SDRAM
NOTE: Between 32 and 64 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
Maximum memory
2 GB
Memory type
PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC)

The RAM modules are held in place with clips on the ends of the RAM modules. Push each clip down and away from the RAM modules and the RAM module will lift up.
To install the RAM modules, the RAM modules have a notch and can only be installed one way. Place the RAM module in the memory slot and push down until the locking clips swing up. You may need to push the clips into the sides of the memory modules to lock and secure the memory modules.

The price of the RAM depends upon the size of the RAM you want to install. I suggest a minimum of 1Gb of RAM and the maximum to can install is 2Gb of RAM.

Check the prices of RAM on the Internet and in the computer stores.

May 22, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I want to install 1GB of memory. I need step by step directions

Remove side of PC (left hand as you look from front) locate memory slots, make sure retaining clips are open, insert memory (correct way up) with firm pressure but do not force. Retaining clips will automatically click home. Replace side of PC.

Sep 07, 2009 | Gateway 310 XL (310XLSP) PC Desktop

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RAM Beep error on HP Laptop

yes you buy a new one ram install it then solve this problem

Aug 27, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Camera battery clip

Well, I got the latch and spring back into my DX7630, and so far (half an hour after) so good.

To do this, I had a replacement latch from U.S. Camera ($10 total, latch plus shipping and handling) and the original spring on hand. I took all of the eight screws holding the camera body together. I also pulled off the "rubber" hand grip on the front of the camera. I'm not sure if that was necessary or not, but in doing it I broke off one of the "claws" that secure the grip.

Then I turned the camera so the battery door was on top, opened the door, and gently pried the camera body halves apart. I used "square" wooden toothpicks to hold the body apart so I could get at the latch area. (The battery was not in the camera during all this work.)

There are two small slots in the camera body where the latch is held and pivots. The latch pivots can be slipped into those slots if the toothpicks have the body wedged open widely enough.

The hard part of the assembly is getting that latch spring properly mounted. The spring fits over the rod of the latch. The spring wire has two ends: one is shorter. The shorter-end goes behind the latch on the memory card side. The longer-end makes the job difficult. It must be held so that the spring is under tension while the battery side latch pivot is slipped into its slot, then the memory card side latch pivot is slipped into its slot. The longer spring-end presses against the camera body.

The latch and spring only flew away into the darkness of this room once during the effort, and that happened because I tested the latch a few times before closing the camera body. The body halves should be closed before doing any latch testing.

I put all the screws back into the camera snapped the rubber hand grip back in, put in a battery and a memory card, and at this writing, all seems to be working as designed. Hooray!

Oct 07, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare DX7630 Digital Camera

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3 beep sound-no boot

that means a short in contacts on memory slot, or a component on board melting down.
If this happened it is possible that the motherboard is faulty.
If you are lucky the motherboard will read memory on one of memory slots, more likely it wont read memory at all.
Due to the cost of labor required to test and fix the motherboard usually it is worth replacing it rather than fixing it.
A P4 motherboard starts from around $50, on Ebay you can find tested and guaranteed second hands from $20.

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