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Memory Sockets Where are the two memory sockets for the HP Pavilion zv5160us located?

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  • DavidO08 Jan 21, 2008

    The manual you indicated was not for the HP Pavilion 5160us. My laptop is not a Compaq, thanks for trying. I know of the underside compartment, but it only contains a single socket. I don't know where the other socket is located. I had already replaced the 512 factory installed RAM with a 1GB, but now I want to max the RAM with 2GB. Thanks again.

  • DavidO08 Jan 21, 2008

    I knew of the underside compartment. I also knew of the possibility of a socket being underneath the keyboard. Unfortunatley, the manual in the HP website does not resemble zv5160us but of a compaq. I finally found the manual that resembles my laptop and was able to access the socket underneath the keyboard. I was able to upgrade the memory to the max of 2GB. Thanks for trying.

  • mac7ac Feb 09, 2008

    looking for manual on removing keyboard for zv5160us model. The link to the manual is for a compaq.



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The following link provides the manual for dissembly of the zv5160us.
On the bottom back of the computer I removed the three screws that holds the strip cover on just like it says on page 5-30. I flipped the computer over and with the help of a small flat blade screwdriver I popped the Strip Cover off. NOTE: Tilt the screen to be horizontally flat (wide open, screen facing upward) with the main body of the computer to allow the three cowl-like hindge cover to free up as you are popping off the Strip Cover. Once the Strip Cover is off you can see the four screws that hold on the keyboard. Remove the four screws ten the keyboard lifts up very easily and then you can see the main memory socket.

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On this laptop there should be a small door on the bottom of the laptop that has one very small screw in it. It is usually in the center of the laptop. If it is not there then you will need to check out the manual listed above because they will be under the keyboard.

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The manual is here:
See page 4-14.

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    Hugh Vandervoort Jan 21, 2008

    That is the manual listed by HP (HP bought Compaq a few years ago).
    Try this page, where they may provide more info on model numbers.


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