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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 memory stixs

In an Acer Extenza 5420 series of Notebook PC?

Well you came to the right place

Here have a seat, and let me show you;

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

2) Here is a Bottom view of your laptop,

Bottom left corner shows the Battery has been removed.
Remove the large panel above it,

Looks to be 6 Philips head screws to remove.
The panel lifts up on the LEFT side. There are TABS extruded from this large panel, which go into the Base Enclosure, (Bottom Cover), on the Right side.

From the Specifications on Acer's Support website,

,it states;

System Memory: -> Up to 2GB of DDR2 667MHz memory; upgradeable to 4GB using two SO-DIMM ram memory modules.
(Dual-channel support)

From what I can see, looking at the motherboard by itself; there are TWO ram memory slots,

Towards the Top you see the White processor socket. Upper corners are cut off, and there is a single screw in the top/middle.
Right above it are two white Ram Memory slots.

EACH ram memory slot will support (Use) 2GB of DDR2 at 667MHz.

2GB = Amount
DDR2 stands for DDR2 Sdram, and is it SO-DIMM to fit in a laptop.
667MHz stands for 667MegaHertz.
The frequency rate ('Speed') that the Ram Memory operates at.

The TOTAL amount of ram memory for the laptop is 4GB.
That means you can use two modules, ('Sticks') of DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz.
Or also stated as PC2-5300.

Just make SURE it is SO-DIMM, or you will be getting the larger DIMM ram memory used in a desktop computer.
An example of SO-DIMM,

Note the Side Notch on Each side.
The half-moon cutout.
Note the Locating Notch on the Bottom.

Everywhere on the Ram Memory module, EXCEPT the gold plated contact pins at the Bottom; is the BODY.

The Body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.
Handle the Ram Memory module by the Body.
Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins.

[WORK on a table. {Or workbench} DO NOT work on a bed, couch, or directly on a carpet floor! High areas of Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out, (Short Circuit) computer hardware components]

If you have two Ram Memory modules, one will be stacked on top of the other one. You remove the top one first, then access the bottom one.

To remove a ram memory module, simply ease the spring clips on either side -> OUT.
Out away from the Ram Memory module.
This action takes the 'Bumps' on the Spring Clips, out of the Side Notches on the Ram Memory module.

DO NOT get carried away. Just ease one spring clip out, then ease the other one out. You can bend the spring clips if you are too rough.
When both spring clip 'bumps' are out of the way, the Ram Memory module will spring up slightly.


Slide the Ram Memory module out, at the same slight angle, (30 degrees?), that it just popped up to.

IF you lift the Ram Memory module straight up, you WILL damage the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the Ram Memory module; and the contact pins in the Ram Memory slot.

To install a Ram Memory module, look at the location of the Locating Notch on the Bottom.
This aligns with a Locating Lug, in the bottom of the ram memory slot.
ONLY goes in one way.

Locating Notch aligned with Locating Lug, slide the Ram Memory module in, in the SAME slight angle it came out at.
Make sure the gold plated contact pins of the Ram Memory module, are well seated in the ram memory slot.

(Ram Memory module is pushed in tightly, in the Ram Memory slot)
Then press down on the tilted up side, until the spring clips lock in place.

Here is a video demonstrating the above, but NOT your laptop,

IF, you are ONLY installing ONE Ram Memory module, it MUST go in Slot 1. Also known as DIMM 1.

The Processor (CPU) reads what is in Slot 1 -> F-I-R-S-T.

Know this;
If you are using the regular Windows XP Home, or Pro; it is the 32-bit version.
If it is the Windows XP Pro 64-bit version, it will state so.
Either on the body of the laptop, or go to System Properties.

[Left-click on Start > then Right-click on My Computer.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the drop down list ]

Windows Vista 64-bit will state so also.

IF you have a 32-bit Operating System, your laptop will ONLY recognize about 3.2 to 3.5GB of ram memory; if you have 4GB installed.

Takes a 64-bit Operating System to recognize all 4GB.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Feb 06, 2013 | Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook

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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 PC Laptops

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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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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 | PC Laptops

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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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How do I istall memory upgrade?

Dear Sir,

Open it from bottom side. There you can see two slots for RAM. i think there you can see a single RAm on One side. you can stick another ram for another slot. First u have to know that whether it is DDR1 or DDR2 first. Please buy right one for you.



Sep 19, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook N5010 Notebook

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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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Upgrading the RAM. Can't find where to put it.

The computer has two memory expansion slots—Slot A and
Slot B. You can install one or two memory modules.

1 Shut down your computer completely using the Shut Down

2 Unplug the computer.
CAUTION: Installing a memory module with the computer’s
power on may damage the computer, the module, or both.

3 Close the display panel and remove any cables you may have

4 Turn the computer upside down.

5 Locate and remove the screws that hold the cover plate in
place, then remove the cover from the bay.

Removing the memory module cover
CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the memory module.
Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal
surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built

To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to
touch its pin connector on the side you insert into the

6 Remove the new memory module from its antistatic

7 Insert the memory module in the slot and gently press it down
into place.

The clips on either side of the module will click to secure the

Inserting the memory module into the slot

8 Replace the cover plate and the screws.

9 Turn the computer over and restart it.

When you turn on the computer, it automatically recognizes
the additional memory.

Removing a memory module
If you need to remove a memory module:

1 Complete steps 1–6 in “Installing a memory module” to shut
down the computer and open the memory module cover.
2 Pull the clips away from the memory module.
The memory module pops partially out of the slot.

Adding memory
Pulling the clips away from the memory module
3 Carefully remove the module from the slot.
4 Replace the cover plate and screws.
5 Turn the computer over and restart it.5029d05.jpg

May 15, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 Notebook

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Memory location Dell inspiron 2200

The memory inside is fixed but there is an open slot . Just open the access panel on the back and the slot is there. You can add up to 1GB

May 02, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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EVO n610c screen goes off

Hard Rock,

This issue is caused by an over sensitive LCD cover switch. The way this switch works is as follows.There are small slots in the top cover that the LCD latches into when closed. The slot on the left side has a brass clip, which acts as a lever to active the cover closed switch on the system board. The LCD latch pushes down on this lever to turn off the LCD. On your unit this clip has been bent to the point where any pressure near that slot actives the cover closed switch. The fix is to remove the top cover of the laptop and carefully bend this clip. Then reassemble the laptop to test it. It may not work on the first attempt. Its tricky.

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