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Upgrading memory cannot find memory slot (purchased on ebay, second-hand, no manual)

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Open all the hatches underneath the unit, there is a chance that the only memory slot you find is empty as the current RAM in the system might be on-board or somewhere else. If none of the hatches under the unit reveal the RAM slot then it would be under the keyboard. On the toughbooks I use there is four screws above the keyboard holding it down. On your there may be a plastic piece that needs to be removed to reveal the screws or you may have to remove some screws from the bottom to loosen the keyboard.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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    Dean Joly Jun 18, 2008

    The location of the RAM may also be indicated by a picture of a microchip on the hatch in question.

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