Changing Laptop Memory | Description & Video Guide
Memory check is one of the first steps in resolving the 0xc0000005 error STOP 0x0000007E errors , especially if you got the error after memory upgrade. For this, you need to know how to change laptop memory. On this page we offer a guide on changing laptop memory with a video on top.
Changing a laptop memory is easier than doing the same with a desktop, you don't have to unplug that many cords. However, we recommend you to ask a computer technician to replace memory for you if you are not a computer pro or nit sure about your computer proficiency.
Changing Laptop Memory Steps
- Unplug your laptop.
- Turn it over.
- Remove the battery.
- Ideally, you are advised to ground yourself or wear special clothes to prevent the damage from static electricity on your laptop. Even a small charge may damage the inside parts. In any case, make sure you haven't accumulated static electricity before you touch anything inside your laptop, including the memory chip.
- Remove the memory cover on the back of the laptop (as a rule, square 3-4 inches wide). You'll need a tiny screwdriver to remove 1-2 little screws out of the cover. If finding the memory block seems problematic on your laptop model, have a look at your laptop manual or find the description on the manufacturer's website to find the memory location. The manual will also tell you the maximum memory capacity your laptop allows.
- Now you can access your RAM chips. There are 2 memory slots, each has 2 small holders for the memory chip. The chips are located one on top of the other.
- Carefully, without applying force press apart the holders. The memory chip will come out easily. Sometimes it may even pop out, be ready for that:)
- To install another memory chip, adjust the RAM module in the slot to match its notched edge with the notch in the slot. Gently push it into the slot until the golden pins are fully hidden.
- Gently press the memory down until the holders catch it with a click.
- Now put the cover back, insert the battery, power up your computer and see if the memory is recognized.