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Open case Not sure how to open case and don`t want to break it.I want to upgrade ram and have tried but not sure.This is a recent purchase for me so am a bit in the dark till I get it open. Your help would be appreciated. Kind Regards Allan

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These models have a solenoid interlock that has to be unlocked in the BIOS to release the case. The solenoid sticks a pin into the lid and stops it sliding forward.. I think it's under 'security'/ 'lock'/ 'enable'

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All computers open on one side or the other. Some are held closed with just a thumb screww while others will have two philips head screws that must be removed. remove these screws and slide the side panel to the back. Look on the back of the computer for a lifted edge of the case. This is the side you will be removing.

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Bring the pc to the computer shop where you buy the memory, sometimes it is free of charge.
they know how to open the pc

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I upgrade RAM on laptop, now runs slower. Running 64-bit WIN 7 OS,


Check BIOS if all RAM is being picked and or set to max on RAM settings.

Upgrading BIOS! If it isn't broken don't fix it. Upgrading is a scapegoat fix, and many manufactures have a disclaimer. "You are on you own, and the likes for a reason. Most solutions are found elsewhere.




However, if you truly need to update read this to help you with the upgrade.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-common-mistakes-you-should-avoid-when-flashing-your-bios/357


GL


PS. Many applications are written for 32 bit, hence they are unable to fully utilize 64 bit and may be bound to 4GB.

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How do I upgrade my ram on my Gateway All in one zx4250?


I too purchased a Gateway ZX4250 and a 4 GB RAM upgrade kit. It took me awhile to figure out how to open the case. Here is what I found.

1) Remove the two rubber pads at the bottom of the case (don't worry they pop right back on).
2) Open the small back cover.
3) Remove the one screw.
*****CAREFUL****
4) This part is a little difficult but just be careful not to use too much force. Take two small flat head screwdrivers and slowly separate the plastic silver front panel from the plastic black back panel. Start at the bottom where the two rubber pads were removed. Work your way around the case, you can see how the clips are connecting the two panels as you work your way around the all-in-one. It shouldn't be too hard just be careful on how much force you use.
5) Once the panels are separated you can now access the hard drive, optical drive and some other components.
6) Disconnect the Hard drive sata cable from the motherboard.
7) Disconnect the other cable right next to the sata cable on the motherboard (I'm not sure as to the purpose of this cable.
8) Remove the screws from the metal plate covering the motherboard. Take careful note that a grounding cable is connected to one screw.
9) Install your RAM.
10) Reverse the procedure to put everything back together.

This whole procedure to upgrade my RAM took about 15 minutes. I hope this helps some of you that are trying to upgrade your RAM. If you have any questions PM me.

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How to uppdate from Windows Xp into Windows7 I


Well, it depends on your computer specification because every operating system has it own hardware requirements. Before upgrading to windows 7 make it sure your motherboard support the windows 7 operating system. In your case your motherboard supported by the windows 7 so when upgrading rather formatting your computer you must have the windows 7 installer. Then follow this video tutorial on how to setup your computer to windows 7. Before formatting you must have to back up all your data or files saved on your hard drive. Have a nice day

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Toshiba Satellite Notebook M45-S351 I recently purchased an upgraded hard drive - 160 GB Samsung Spinpoint and upgraded the RAM (Crucial 1 GB, bringing the total to 1.5 GB of the allowable 2 GB). Impetus...


Remove thwe new RAM and hard drive. Does it boot to the BIOS menu? If yes, add the hard drive and do the same again then add RAM and do the same.
I suspect something does not fit in properly. Probably the RAM.
Don't forget to initialise the hard drive if trying to format it. The System disk should take care of that.

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When we try upgrading xp to windows 7 the upgrading failed because our cpu is old can i upgrade my xp to windows 7 using a old cpu or use a new cpu


NO you cannot, on that same computer, no matter what OS, because, you MUST change your central Processing Unit, CPU. To allow Windows 7 to work correctly.

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What is the highest spec I can transpose my E6530


The RAM upgrade for your E-6530 is still available. Currently your laptop's memory is 64MB. It can be upgraded up to a maximum 512MB. Since your E-6530 has two slots, you may purchase 2 pieces of 256MB RAM to upgrade to the maximum capacity. Please check with the service centre for details on RAM purchase try looking here for hard drive upgrades
http://www.pc-ap.fujitsu.com/support/faq_lb/e_series/faq_hardware.html

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Toshiba Satellite M115 model M115-S1061. Can I upgrade RAM to 2.0 gig or is it limited to 1.0 gig


You can go up to 3GB of ram with a 32-bit operating system. A 64-bit operating system is needed to use 4GB or more.

In your case, you should be able to, as long as you have the memory slots. If you're out of memory slots, you will have to purchase a stick with higher memory density.

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Need to upgrade RAM


hi..ya you can upgrade the ram in your compaq
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Unable to Open


I'm sorry but the only way you're going to be able to use CS2 is if you either use less programs on the computer so that you can open it without the error message coming up, or downgrade back to Photoshop 4.0 or buy more RAM for your computer. Adobe Photoshop requires quite a bit of RAM so really, it would be wise to upgrade if you want to continue using their products.

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I have a Philips Easylife LX3000 computer and wish to upgrade the RAM from 2Gb to 4Gb. Please would you send me a diagram or describe which panel I need to remove to reveal the RAM ports. Also would you...


Go to http://www.kingston.com and look up your model there, and find out what memory is available. Not all computers can take 4 GB of memory.

To access the RAM, you need to power down the machine, and open the case. RAM sits in DIMM slots on the motherboard.

To remove RAM, there are small latches on each side of the slot, open them carefully so they don't break. Lift the memory stick out gently.

If you break the latches (happens to all of us!) just make sure the memory is seated firmly in the slot. The computer will still run.

To insert RAM, notice that there is a small notch along the bottom of the stick, it needs to line up with the corresponding bump in the slot. Push the stick in gently but firmly until it locks in place.

Go slow, have plenty of light available, and you should be able to make this upgrade yourself.

If I've solved your issue, please mark this problem as "Fixya", if not please let me know what else I can do for you with a comment.

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