Aspire RAM Upgrade

  xania 19:14 19 Nov 2012
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I need to upgrade the RAM on an Acer Aspire 1640 series laptop. I have tried just lifting up the RAM but it seems to be locked in place. The Service Guide makes no mention of removing the RAm and the User guide only mentions that it 'clicks into place' when you insert the new RAM. Is there a catch I have to release to life up the old RAM, and, if so, where is it, please.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:37 19 Nov 2012

try this youtube video for your laptop

  Forum Editor 09:29 22 Nov 2012

Moved to Tech Helproom from Speakers Corner.

  rdave13 09:52 22 Nov 2012

Scroll down to Aspire 1640 user's guide PDF here it shows you need to gently press the ram until it 'clicks' then slide out slightly diagonally towards the hinge side. Reverse of how to install new ram.

  xania 13:54 22 Nov 2012

Sorry Fruit Bat /\0/\, but this only sahows the laptop exterior and screen.

rdave13 - thanks for this. I don't have access to the laptop at preset - owner gone away for a fewe days and forgot to leave it for me - butr will try as soon as I can and will report back.

  xania 18:58 22 Nov 2012

Not bought the new RAM yet - want to make sure I can fit it first. Where did youj get yours from that you got Acer instructions?

  northumbria61 08:49 23 Nov 2012
  xania 08:55 23 Nov 2012

Thanks both. I think the various Acer's have slightly different procedures, but I now have at least 3 alternatives to try. Unfortunately, they are now away until early December, and I cannot get to the laptop until they get back. So I've had to put this on hold for the present. However, I will report back as soon as I can.

Once again, many thanks for all your advice.

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