How to add memory
Before adding or changing memory modules, shut down the computer, unplug the adapter and remove the battery to prevent accidental turn-on.
There are two memory sockets on this model. The easy one is on the bottom. Look for a panel held in place with a single screw, 3 3/8" x 2 1/16" (86 mm x 52 mm). Remove this panel (it has a captive screw, so you only have to turn it until you can lift out the panel). If there is a memory module already installed, unlatch it by pushing the two metal spring clips on the ends away from the memory module. The module should pop up a little bit and you can lift it out. (Handle memory modules only by the edges. Do not touch the circuitry!) Place the new module into the socket, then push it down until the spring clips latch. If you can't get both latches in place, you don't have the module seated properly.
The hard module to get at is under the keyboard. First remove the single screw in the center of the battery compartment. Open the computer and carefully unsnap the trim strip between the keyboard and speaker bezel (this was secured by the battery compartment screw). Now remove the two screws next to the F1 and Windows keys. Lift the keyboard slightly at the back, then carefully push it towards the back just enough to clear the six tabs at the front (by the right and left arrow keys, the Delete, space bar, ` and Control keys). There is a delicate ribbon cable attached near the front of the keyboard. It is not necessary to disconnect it. Lay the keyboard upside down over the touchpad. Now you can get at the upper memory module socket. It works the same as the lower socket.
May 19, 2010 |
Toshiba Tecra M2V-S310 Notebook