Question about Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook
I don't know how to add memory or a memory chip to my dell desktop. How do I start and what wires or cables do I need?
After determining that you can add RAM and have obtained the correct RAM follow these steps.
Step 1: Power down your laptop. Unplug the power cord and remove the battery.
Step 2: Use an ESD wrist strap or other method to ground yourself. This is important to prevent static electricity from damaging your computer.
Step 3: Check the user manual or service manual for the location of the Memory Access door. On most Dell laptops, it is located on the bottom of your computer.
Step 4: Open the memory access door by removing the two small screws that hold the door in place.
Step 5: Use your fingertips to gently spread the securing clips at either side of the memory module until it pops up.
Step 6: Remove the RAM module from the connector by sliding it backwards from the slot at a 45-degree angle.
Step 7: Align the notch in the bottom of the RAM module with the tab in the connector slot.
Step 8: Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle.
Step 9: Rotate the module downward until the securing clips click into place.
Step 10: Replace the memory access door.
Step 11: Replace the battery and power up the computer to be sure that the RAM is recognized.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
Download and run a program like Belarc or an older version of Everex (newer one no longer freeware) to find out how much memory you already and what type it is, or contact the company. Don't buy it until you know your computer has room for it and can be upgraded to that size. If you don't have at least windows Vista you won't be able to add more than 2MB RAM and have it work properly.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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