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Replacing the oroginal memory

Hi,
I want to replace my original memory card which I was told was under the keyboard. How do I remove the keyboard and how do I replace the card?
And what kind of card do I need to buy?

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  • prussak Feb 05, 2008

    Hi

    Thanks for the quick response.

    My model is Thinkpad R50e.

    It's my first time taking apart my computer - can you please specify how exactly do I remove the keyboard?



    Thank you

  • prussak Feb 08, 2008

    Hi Zim_256

    Thank you so much for the excelent explenation - it was very clear and helped me very much.

  • prussak Feb 27, 2008

    Hi

    Thanks for the helpull links.

    Do you know what kind of memory do I need to buy for my R50e Thinkpad?

    I noticed that the 266mhz cards are much more expensive than the 533mhz and 667mhz cards. Can my computer use the 533Mhz or 667mhz cards?



    Thank you

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Hi, if your PC is a IBM ThinkPad, you can lift the keyboard by unlocking both latches on the side of the computer (The same latches you use to open the screen) and then lifting the board in the same way as the LCD screen.
To access the memory you probably has to remove a sticker, some screws or even the Hard Disk Drive.
Tell us what model of notebook you have.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    Hi again, you can add a DIMM memory without having to remove the keyboard. Your PC has a memory slot in the back, to install it you have to loosen (not remove) a screw that is marked with a small chip. Then remove the little cover of the memory slot and install a compatible DIMM memory.
    OR, if you still want to replace the installed memory you have to:
    First: Remove the battery pack.
    Then remove the three screws marked with a little keyboard in the back of the PC. If you PC has a 14.1 inch LCD, you have to remove a fourth screw to remove the keyboard.
    When all screws are removed, put the computer in the normal position (as if you are using it) and slide the keyboard by pushing the frame of upper buttons (the power/suspend) in the direction of the display, that will unlock it.
    The lower part will pop up, lift up the keyboard holding from the sides.
    Disconnect the keyboard cable and you'll gain access to the RAM memory.
    If the explanation is unclear (And I'm sure it is because i don't speak english very well), enter to www.ibm.com and search "Manual Thinkpad R50e", that will lead to a long result page, search and download the "HMM" or Hardware Maintenance Manual, it has a better explanation with graphics.

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