Memory cover removal on Aspire 5633WLMi

  flapo 21:34 12 Jan 2009

This is gonna sound really pathetic but I want to change the 512MB RAM for 2x 1GB RAM on my Acer Aspire 5633WLMi but when I remove all the screws in the cover it doesn't seem to want to budge. There's a little recess which looks like you should put a coin in to prize it off but I don't want to break it - any advice???

  tullie 22:51 12 Jan 2009

Prize it off,but take it easy.

  mooly 08:41 13 Jan 2009

Be careful also removing and replacing the RAM. Remove the battery first, and be very gentle releasing the clips securing the RAM. Some sites say " up to 30 lbs " pressure needed to refit it. That's absolutely ridiculous, it should refit with the very lightest pressure.
It's easy, just look how the originals are fitted first.
Your RAM cover may have a metal shield on the back that is making it seem stuck, as Tullie says carefully prise it off.

  Quiller. 13:45 13 Jan 2009

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  flapo 23:29 20 Jan 2009

many thanks - memory easily changed with much improved performance

  mooly 08:35 21 Jan 2009

That's good. If your running Vista it will have made a huge difference.

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