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I can't open the ram bay to swap out memory in acer 5620z

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Firstly u turn the computer upside down then remove the cover after that observe the ram bay. now pull out the latches back then angle the module upwards and pull it out.
now u can swap out the memory , dnt raise module too high u may damage it....
reinsert the module carefully

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