11 Memory modules
The computer has one memory module compartment, which is located on the bottom of the computer,
beneath the removable bottom panel. The memory capacity of the computer can be upgraded by
replacing the existing memory module in the memory module slot.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment, unplug the power cord
and remove all batteries before installing a memory module.
CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Before beginning any
procedure, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by touching a grounded metal object.
To add or replace a memory module:
1. Save your work.
2. Shut down the computer and close the display.
If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by sliding
the power switch. Then shut down the computer through the operating system.
3. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
6. Remove the battery from the computer (1).
NOTE: For more information, refer to the section “Inserting or removing the battery,” earlier in
7. Remove the bottom panel:
a. Press the inner release latches (2) on the left and right sides to loosen the bottom panel.
b. Pull away the bottom panel (3).
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