You’ve researched and subsequently hopefully bought the correct SODIMM(s) with which to upgrade your laptop but are left scratching your head over just where to install them? Why don’t laptop manufacturers just make your life easier by giving clear instructions instead of regularly acting as if too much to ask? Truth be told that’s something only they truly know the answer to, meanwhile let’s try and lift the strain off your shoulders by offering you some pointers in where to look, after all who needs their help anyway?
Underneath your laptop
The vast majority of laptops feature two memory slots which are located on the underside of your laptop, or if you wish to be technically savvy the back side of its motherboard. To check whether this is the case, simply turn your laptop upside down. You’ll likely spot several bay covers held down by one or more tiny screws. Depending on your laptop model these will hide the memory, the wireless card, graphics card and/or processor, or any such combination. mega888 login
The bay containing the SODIMM’s is usually one of the larger ones so first perform a glance of your laptop’s underside and then once you think you’ve spotted one that might contain SODIMM’s put your small screwdriver to use. Not found the right one? Simply proceed via the same route until you find the right one. What if you’re still unlucky? Should this be the case, it’s time to move on to your keyboard.
Under the keyboard
Select laptops that feature two or more memory slots may hide SODIMM’s under their keyboard. To unravel this mystery you will need to figure out which screw(s) hold the keyboard down so you can remove them to loosen it. Sometimes this will be one screw, at other times think along the lines of four or more. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear sailing and thus in order to remove the keyboard you’ll sometimes be required to first remove the palm rest and/or other screws that aren’t immediately obvious. One worthy thing to remember is to note what screws go where when it comes to piecing it altogether again. This is especially true if you’ve removed screws of various sizes and lengths. Once inside try not to nudge the flat cable that runs from your keyboard connecting with the motherboard.