Not much prior knowledge is required before starting. According to Dell, however, you must have the following tools:

"‡#0 and #1 magnetized Phillips-head screwdrivers

‡ Small flat-blade screwdriver

‡ 5-mm socket wrench

‡ 7-mm socket wrench

‡ Small plastic scribe"

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Flip laptop over.
  • Flip laptop over.

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Remove the screws over the RAM door
  • Remove the screws over the RAM door

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  • Open the RAM door.

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  • Carefully pull the tabs over the RAM chip down - the RAM will spring up.

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  • Remove the RAM from the socket and insert replacement RAM.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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