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Aspire RAM Upgrade


xania

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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.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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try this youtube video for your laptop

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Forum Editor

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Moved to Tech Helproom from Speakers Corner.

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rdave13

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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.

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xania

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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.

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Woolwell

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Where did you get the new ram from? When I added more ram to my Acer laptop the ram came with installation instructions. It can be a bit fiddly and, on mine, it came out an angle.

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xania

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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?

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Woolwell

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I bought from mrmemory but on reflection I am not sure that it had specific Acer instructions. You can contact them.

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northumbria61

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xania

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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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