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Installing ram came across a metal plate and i cannot figure out how to take it off without breaking something

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Their should be some screws holding the plate ,remove them and pull the plate out
good luck
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Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Ram Memory problem.

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

Lay a soft static free cloth on the TABLE you're working on.
Turn the laptop over, lay it on the cloth.
Open the Memory Compartment.
Remove all ram memory modules. ('Stick')

Clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom, of the ram memory modules, with a pencil eraser.
Handle the ram memory module by the BODY.

The Body is everywhere on the Ram Memory module, EXCEPT the gold plated contact pins.
The Body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1GB_DDR2_SO-DIMM.png

If you are using an eraser on the end of a pencil, and not a solid eraser, refrain from letting the metal band of the pencil, touch the gold plated contact pins.

Rub up, and down, and across on the contact pins, BOTH sides.
Doesn't take much pressure, nor rubbing.

Contact pins will clean up, but they may not be bright, and shiny.
It's OK. I assure you that you have cleaned them. Doesn't take much 'corrosion' to make a bad contact surface.

Use air to remove the eraser dust. If you have a can of compressed air for computers, use it. If not air pressure from your mouth will be sufficient.

Reinstall.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Dear stev ,
it seems your memory module (RAM) is faulty .

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HOW TO INSTALL RAM IN NEC VERSA FM 400


on back of case there is a small square , you remove screws, pop cover, touch something metal to rid static charge and remove ram, install new

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After slamming my sister's laptop shut the thing won't boot!


Dell Inspiron M501R?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-M501R-15-6-Laptop-Blu-Ray-WiFi-640-GB-Hard-drive-6-GB-Ram-/280859294223?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item416484ba0f

(Look on the bottom of the laptop )

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

2) Lay the laptop upside down on a static free cloth, on a table.
Remove the Memory Compartment Cover. (Base Cover)

Remove the Ram Memory module/s, ('Stick'), by the BODY.
The BODY is everywhere but the gold plated contact pins, on the bottom,

SO-DIMM example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1GB_DDR2_SO-DIMM.png

Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.
(Static electricity will shock them OUT )

There is a spring lock on each side of the Ram Memory module.
The top is eased out away from the Ram Memory module.

This action brings a 'Bump', or protrusion, away from the Side Notch, in the Ram Memory module.

When both spring clips are brought away from the Ram Memory module, the module will slightly spring up.
It IS removed at this angle!

If brought up to a straight up position, the contact pins on the Ram Memory module will be BENT, and damage may also occur to the contact pins down in the Ram Memory slot.

Ram Memory module is installed in the same angled position.
Then the spring clips are eased out, and the Ram Memory module will slightly lay down. Clips go into the Side Notches.

The Ram Memory module/s may have been bumped slightly loose.
You CANNOT discern this with the ***** human eye.

Procedure is to just remove all Ram Memory modules, and re-install them. This way you are ASSURED they are seated properly.

While you have the Ram Memory module/s out, I would also suggest cleaning the gold plated contact pins, with a pencil eraser.

If you are using a pencil eraser on the end of a pencil, and not a solid eraser, refrain from letting the metal band contact any of the contact pins.

Handle the Ram Memory module by the Body. Stroke up, and down on each contact pin. Both sides.
(Doesn't take much 'corrosion', or tarnish, to make a poor contact surface)

When finished use air to remove the eraser dust. You can use a can of compressed air for computers, if available, or air pressure from your mouth will be sufficient.

Also check to see if the Harddrive is plugged in tightly. There is a Harddrive Bay Cover.

The Harddrive has an interface on one end, that has contact pins in it.
This plugs into a matching interface on the laptop's motherboard.
Make sure it is plugged in tightly.

Post back with your findings in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Hi there. Power down and remove the battery from your notebook. Look along the bottom of the laptop for a plate with slits for air circulation and a label - something like Memory, RAM, C/M. Undo the screws and remove the plate. You will see RAM that looks almost identical to the RAM you have purchased. If it does not, you have the wrong plate. Put it back in and try a different one. Once you can see the RAM, you will notice a pin on each side of the stick. Push both of those towards the outside of the laptop, and the stick of RAM will "pop" out. Pull it straight out along the same angle it currently sits at. To install the new RAM, push the ram in, aligning it the same way the old RAM came out, and then push it down towards the ground until it clicks. Alex

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How do I upgrade the Ram of a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114? Currently have 256MB. Any special precautions?


How to upgrade the Ram Memory of a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114 Notebook PC, and stating special precautions at the same time:

1) Work on a table. Do Not work on a bed, couch, or directly on a carpet floor.
These are high areas of Static electricity.

[ Static electricity can fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside your computer. It can also fry out the new Ram Memory module/s before you install them ]

Do Not remove the new Ram Memory module/s from their protective Anti-Static cartons, or boxes, until you are ready to install them. (Old ram memory module/s removed)

If you do not have an ESD wrist strap available, and a good ground source to connect the alligator clip to, at least touch a metal door knob before sitting down to replace the Ram Memory.
If your table is sitting on a carpet floor, refrain from swinging your legs, and your feet on the carpet.

2) Remove ALL power to the laptop.
Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.
Press the Power On button, and hold it down for a count of 5 seconds. Let go. Do this procedure two more times. You are draining any residual power.

3) Laptop turned over the Memory Compartment Cover is the small square cover.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaM35X/satM35X_1.htm

Left-click on the photo in Step 1.
Now close this small window, and left-click on the photo in Step 2.

Step 1 photo shows you the Memory Compartment Cover, and the single Philips head screw to remove.

Step 2 photo shows the Memory Compartment Cover removed, and the Ram Memory modules locked into the ram memory slots.

The Ram Memory modules ('Sticks') are DIMM modules. Dual Inline Memory Module.
They are a variation also for a laptop. They are SO-DIMM.
Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module.

There are 200 gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the ram memory module.
100 on EACH side.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1GB_DDR2_SO-DIMM.png

The photo above is to show a typical example of a SO-DIMM ram memory module.

I would like you to;
A) Observe the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.
B) Observe the Locating Notch in the bottom of the ram memory module.
C) Observe the Notch on each side of the ram memory module.
D) Observe the Black DRAM chips on the side of the ram memory module

When handling a Ram Memory module, refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.
Handle the Ram Memory module by the body of the module.
This area is where the black DRAM chips are.
The body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.

Note the Locating Notch in the bottom, and how it is not centered.
This Locating Notch MUST line up with a Locating Lug, in the bottom of the Ram Memory slot.
Observe the direction the old ram memory module comes out.

There are metal clips on each side of a ram memory slot, that hold the ram memory module in place.
These metal clips are Locks.
Thin spring steel clips with a protrusion, or 'Bump' on the end.

The protrusion, or 'Bump' snaps into the Notch on the side of the Ram Memory module.
One on either side.

To remove the Ram Memory modules, if there are more than one, you have to remove the top one first.
Take your fingernails, and gently spread the metal Lock clips, towards the outside of the Ram Memory module
Sometimes when you ease the metal clip out on one side, that side will pop up a little bit.
Sometimes it takes releasing both Lock clips at the Same Time.

When the 'Bumps' are free from the Notches on the side of the Ram Memory module, the Ram Memory module will spring up, or pop up, a little bit.
Hold onto the upper corners with your fingertips, and slide the Ram Memory module out.

NOTE*
DO NOT pick straight up on a Ram Memory module when removing!
You will bend the contact pins of the ram memory module, and ruin the contact pins down in the ram memory slot.
The Ram Memory module comes out at an angle.

To install:
Install the bottom Ram Memory module first. (Yeah I know. Duh!)
Line the Locating Notch up with the Locating Lug.
Slide the Ram Memory module into place until the spring Lock clips need to be spread.
Spread the clips, slide the Ram Memory module all the way into place.

Be SURE the metal Lock clip 'Bumps' are seated into the Notches on the sides of the Ram Memory module.
This way you can be assured that the Ram Memory module is seated correctly.

Reinstall the Memory Compartment Cover.
Turn the laptop over, reinstall the Battery FIRST.
Then plug the AC adapter in.
WAIT 20 seconds, turn the laptop on.

BIOS will automatically 'recognize' the new ram memory.

If you have questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 15, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114 Notebook

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What is a ram? I need more detail so I can fix my asus laptop...


Ram stands for Random access Memory. It is essentially the short term memory of your PC. Looking up the specs on your laptop or Motherboard will tell you how much and what type is useable in your machine. Looking in the control panel ay"system" will tell you how much is already installed. Installing new RAM is easy by turning off your machine, opening the bottom of your laptop or side of your tower, Ground yourself (touch something metal) and unplug the old RAM plug in the new RAM. Restart. On restart your system will recognize the new memory.

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If this isn't the case, then you need to check the motherboard, bios and video card.
Good luck.

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I have worked on several I2200s and never encountered the Plate you mentioned. The vented memory door: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins2200/en/SM/upgrades.htm#1084976
Should rotate away from the chassis and expose the memory slot.

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