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Upgrading or Repairing Memory (RAM) for Laptops & Notebooks

Links to free HOWTOs about Upgrading, Replacing and Repairing Random Access Memory (RAM) for Laptops and Notebooks. If you have written a repair or upgrade guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.



Acer Aspire 5100 This guide will explain how to take apart the laptop and exchange major components such as CD/DVD drive, memory, hard drive, wireless card, cooling fan and keyboard.
Acer Aspire 5517 This guide shows how to remove the hard disk drive, memory, DVD drive, wireless card and keyboard.
Acer Aspire 5652 Special-Tuning: how to replace the Intel Core Duo T2300 processor with a T2600, and access the two memory slots (in German).
Acer Aspire 7720G How to upgrade the RAM from 2GB to 4GB.
Acer Aspire One Here is the sequence that needs to be done to disassemble the RAM.
Acer Aspire One How to dismantle the UMPC and install new RAM.
Acer Aspire One Installing RAM is incredibly simple after the trials endured in unpacking the motherboard. This guide explains how to pop out the 512MB 5300 SODIMM piece and slap in a Netlist 1GB 5300 DDR2 piece. It also tells how to strip the case of a cheap mini USB BlueTooth dongle and solder it with four wires on to the USB terminal connectors.
Acer Aspire One A demonstration of how to take the UMPC apart, how to upgrade the RAM, and how to add internal USB Bluetooth. Basically a micro USB Bluetooth module (Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR) has been connected to a 5V trace (off in standby), a nearby ground trace, and the USB signals (pins 36 & 38) available on the mini PCIe card slot occupied by the WiFi card. The Bluetooth module was stripped, wrapped in Kapton tape and installed under the palm rest.
Acer Aspire One Unlike some other netbooks, the this One hasn't been designed with easy memory upgrading in mind. The first 512MB is soldered to the motherboard, but there is a DIMM slot for more, and it's facing the base of the machine. The only snag: the engineers didn't put a hatch above it to make the slot easily reachable. Instead, you have to disassemble the machine and remove the motherboard. That may sound a daunting task, and we'd not recommend it for everyone, but it's not hard to do.
Acer Aspire One Step by step about how to upgrade the RAM to 1 GB or 1,5 GB (maximum). Inside this laptop there is a 512 MB ram soldered in the mainboard, so you can only add a PC4200 533 Mhz 512 MB / 1024 MB module.
Acer Aspire One The freakishly long process to upgrade the memory of the AAO is amazingly ridiculous. The easiest thing to upgrade is the WiFi card with a Dell 1390 card.
Acer Aspire One Its a pretty big hassle to get into the body of this netbook, their is lots of delicate plastic tabs and ultra tiny screws. This illustrated guide includes detailed pictures and a video showing how to crack open the case, void the warranty, and add an extra gigabyte of RAM.
Acer Aspire One 532H This illustrated take apart guide helps you upgrading RAM, HDD, WiFi and replacing a broken LCD screen (in Italian).
Acer Aspire One - AA1 Tired of having a slow netbook? No problemo! The machine has room for a memory upgrade on the board. Unfortunately, the slot is hidden away under the keyboard and motherboard, so you need to completely disassemble the netbook to find it. This very nice video shows how to take the machine apart - and put it back together after upgrading [video].
Acer Ferrari 3400LMi The notebook is equiped with two memory banks. The first is placed at the notebook's downside and very easy to replace. Just remove the two screws from the front cover and the plate. The second memory bank is placed at the notebook's topside, below the keyboard. You have to remove the keyboard before you can replace the RAM.
Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi How to replace RAM and keyboard, an illustrated tutorial.
Acer TravelMate 801LCi How to upgrade both RAM slots, with 2x512MB (in German).
Acer TravelMate 803LMi How to remove the keyboard and upgrade the notebook RAM to 1GB So-DIMM.
Acer TravelMate 6003LCi How to replace the RAM memory in a hidden second slot under the keyboard.
Acer TravelMate 6463(W)LMi A short guide about how to upgrade RAM from 1GB to 2GB (in German).
Apple iBook (G3 and G4 White) RAM replacement instructions and illustrations.
Apple MacBook Beneath the battery bay: installation of RAM, which is a new procedure that involves two little lever arms. Upgrade of the hard drive, which actually resides in the far left corner of the battery bay! As a result, the MacBook is probably the most easily upgradeable Mac laptop ever [Video].
Apple MacBook Memory and harddrive upgrade guide [Video].
Apple MacBook 13'' A step by step guide to upgrading memory.
Apple MacBook Pro [2006] Hack Attack: How to install RAM in your MacBook and save big $$$ [video].
Apple PowerBook Duo Duo Dock: VRAM installation hints (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook Duo 2xx Memory upgrade, keyboard exchange, hard disk upgrade, modem installation, backup battery replacement (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 1xx Memory upgrade, hard disk upgrade, modem installation, keyboard exchange (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 5xx Memory and hard disk upgrade, keyboard exchange, modem installation, CPU upgrade (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 520/540 How to install memory in 20 (easy) steps.
Apple PowerBook 1400 Memory and hard disk upgrade, keyboard exchange (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 2400  [archived link] RAM Installation Guide.
Apple PowerBook 2400C  [archived link] Pictures of a selfmade RAM upgrade (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 2400C Upgrading memory, hard disk and CPU (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 3400/G3 Memory and hard disk upgrade, keyboard exchange (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook 5300 Upgrading RAM and hard disk FAQ.
Apple PowerBook 5300/190 Memory and hard disk upgrade, keyboard replacement (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook G3 [1998] Pictures from a memory upgrade.
Apple PowerBook G3 (Pismo, Lombard) Upgrade instruction for RAM and hard drive.
Apple PowerBook G3 Pismo Hard drive and memory upgrade (slot 1 and slot 2) tutorial. DVD drive installation guide. with dissection pictures.
Apple PowerBook G3 Pismo RAM upgrade, top slot memory installation.
Apple PowerBook G3 Pismo RAM upgrade, bottom slot installation.
Apple PowerBook G3 Lombard/Wallstreet Memory installation guide.
Apple PowerBook G4 Aluminium (AlBook) The lower memory module seating area had failed (this seems to be a common issue with this notebook series), so this guide explains how to replace two 512MB RAM modules with one 1GB module.
ASUS A2400 You want to install some extra memory into this notebook? Well this guide can save you hours to try and find a way in to it, without using a sledge hammer.
ASUS A7J How to Upgrade the primary and secondary RAM.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4G White This small guide illustrates how to upgrade the memory to 1GB DDR2-667-SO-DIMM RAM (in German).
ASUS Eee PC 1201n This guide shows how to remove the NetBook memory modules, keyboard, top cover, hard drive, cooling fan and CMOS battery.
ASUS Eee PC 1005HA A description and guide on how to upgrade the netbook, including upgrading to a SSD and to 2GB RAM.
ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB The memory bay is accessed via one screw and a plastic cover. Remove the screw and pry up the plastic clips that will com free from the surrounding chassis. Now you are able to change the netbook RAM.
ASUS L3500D Some pictures showing how to access the second memory slot.
ASUS M6000N DIY: Punch up your portable. Upgrading memory and hard disk.
ASUS W3J Ultimate hardware upgrade tutorial: this tutorial is for those lucky notebook owners who are considering upgrading, or replacing internal hardware parts inside the notebook. While this notebook is no longer manufacutred, there will be some who are considering upgrading the hardware to run Vista, or for those who have just purchased one at bargin prices! To perform the RAM, HDD and CPU upgrades, you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a credit card, and possibly some inspiration.
Averatec AV1050 Memory And Hard Drive Practically Not User Upgradeable: In its stock configuration, the laptop ships with 512 MB of RAM and an 80 GB hard drive. However, neither of the components is easily upgradeable by the user, if at all. The trouble is that the laptop doesn't sport any openings on the bottom of the case that would allow access to them.
Commodore C286-LT RAM upgrade (in German).
COMPAQ Armada 100S (aka Mitac 5133S)  [archived link] RAM upgrade, hard disk upgrade and AMD K6-2+ CPU overclocking as well as underclocking instructions (with jumper settings and voltage table). Battery replacement (in German).
COMPAQ Armada 1750 Fan repair and RAM update.
COMPAQ Contura 4/25cx Pictures from inside the laptop. Voltages on the power supply interface and battery pinout. Circuit diagram of the 4 MB memory module. Circuit diagram of the 16 MB memory module. Motherboard outline with chip product numbers.
COMPAQ SLT386s/20 Installation of Memory Expansion Board.
COMPAQ Presario 12XL500 Ready your torx driver! This HOWTO will show you how to easily install a new hard drive and memory in your laptop.
COMPAQ Presario 2103EA If you've got a slightly older noteboo, you might be feeling that the performance is somewhat lack-luster compared to more modern laptops. There are fewer upgrade options for laptops when compared with desktops but the most obvious upgrade is to increase or even max-out the installed RAM. The procedure for upgrading RAM on this laptop is very straight-forward. The RAM bay is located on the underside of the machine and requires only the removal of two screws for access.
COMPAQ Presario 2580US This guide explains how you can remove and replace keyboard, memory and hard drive for the laptop. The keyboard replacement procedure is relatively simple and you can easily do it yourself at home. Proceed on your own risk.
COMPAQ Presario R3000 (and HP Pavilion Z 5000)  [archived link] RAM and hard drive upgrade diagrams and photos.
COMPAQ Presario R4000 Memory installation guide.
COMPAQ N.N. Installing an SODIMM in your notebook.
Daewoo DN 7400 (aka DayTek DT 7400) Instructions about upgrading the processor, RAM and hard disk.
DELL Inspiron Upgrading RAM.
DELL Inspiron 3200 How to install 128MB SO-DIMM memory and a bigger hard drive.
DELL Inspiron 700M You can use this guide for replacing a damaged keyboard and replacing/upgrading RAM modules, this laptop can take up to 2GB memory total. There are two memory slots in pne of them located on the bottom of the case and another one under the keyboard. You can install up to 1GB memory in each slot, use PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMM memory modules.
DELL Inspiron 6000 How to install RAM and hard drive in a notebook.
DELL Inspiron 8100 Upgrading a laptop: RAM and hard disk change explained.
DELL Inspiron 9300 This guide show in detail how to upgrade memory (RAM) in this laptop. This model has two memory slots available for upgrades and both slots are accessible from the bottom of the laptop. Even inexperienced users can upgrade memory, let's do it step-by-step.
DELL Inspiron E1505 Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: upgrading a laptop may not be for the timid or the impatient, but if you're handy with a screwdriver, and the sight of a circuit board doesn't scare you, an upgrade can be a far more affordable solution. Upgrades covered: RAM from 1GB to 2GB, HDD from a 5400RPM, 120GB drive to a 7200RPM, 200GB model, miniPCI wireless card from 802.11b to 802.11a/b/g, BlueTooth card added, optical drive, LCD screen with better resolution or matte instead of glossy, CPU from a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo to a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200, graphics card nVidia 7300 with a more powerful ATI X1400.
DELL Inspiron XPS2 Benefits of upgrading notebook memory from 512MB to 2GB.
DELL Inspiron Mini 9 Unscrew the two small screws holding down the STEC SSD in place. Without the screws it should pop up at a 45 degree angle. Now pull it out and replace it with 32GB RunCore SSD and screw it into place. To get the RAM upgraded flip out the tabs on the side of the memory stick to remove the DDR2 512MB stick and replace it with the DDR2 2GB stick.
DELL Inspiron mini 9 Ten ways to upgrade your netbook. Due to their diversity, netbooks don't share common upgrade paths as typical desktop PCs do. Here are instructions for: battery replacement, rearranging the keyboard keys, upgrading the solide-state drive, adding more RAM, overclocking the processor, improving the Wi-Fi from 802.11g to 802.11n, adding a touchscreen, adding a GPS receiver as well as adding a drive-activity light.
DELL Inspiron XPS M1210 This laptop has two memory slots, one of them can be easily accessed from the bottom of the case, but the second one is hidden under the keyboard. You can install up to 2GB (DDR2-533 PC2-4200 or DDR2-667 PC2-5300) memory modules into each slot. These instructions are also helpful for keyboard substitution.
DELL Latitude CPi How to add memory: an illustrated walkthrough manual.
DELL Latitude D610 This guide explains how to access both memory modules and upgrade the laptop to 2GB.
DELL Latitude D630 The RAM slots are in two places, under the keyboard and under the laptop. This guide gives assistance to upgrade both slots.
DELL Latitude D830 How to replace or upgrade memory (aka RAM) in the notebook.
DELL Latitude L400 Illustrated memory upgrade guide (in Japanese).
DELL Studio 1537 A complete step-by-step notebook tear down and basic troubleshooting techniques for: keyboard, memory, hard drive, cooling fan and heatsink.
DELL Vostro 1220 This guide explain how to remove and replace a failed hard drive which is mounted deep inside the laptop case it will also show how to access and remove other main laptop parts such as DVD drive, memory modules, keyboard, wireless card and CMOS battery.
ECS DeskNote G733 RAM installation guide with photos showing how to remove the keyboard to get access to the memory slot.
eMachines 250 NetBook This tutorial explains how to exchange the hard drive, memory and keyboard of the netbook.
eMachines M6805 (aka GateWay 7504) How to access the internal RAM slot.
eMachines M6805  [archived link] This page documents the efforts of upgrading and tweaking the notebook computer. It explains the extreme difficult nature of the memory upgrade, because out of the two memory slots available for upgrades, one is buried deep within the laptop and to make matters even worse, part of the PCB of the 5-in-1 Media Card Reader partially obstructs the memory slot. There are also photos of upgrading the CPU from the AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ to the AMD Athlon 64 3400+ DTR.
eMachines M6811 The easiest and most efficient upgrades you can make to a notebook PC are to the memory and hard drive. Learn how and see the results in this guide.
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L7300 A short memory replacement guide, with take apart photos.
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2010 [PDF]An illustrated step-by-step memory upgrade HOWTO.
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2010 How to change and upgrade the memory (RAM) (in German).
Fujitsu FMV Biblo Loox-T Upgrading the RAM, with illustrated take apart instructions.
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook B-2154 Upgrade and repair RAM, Modem and Ethernet Socket Cover, Power Socket.
Fujitsu P-2000 Memory module installation instructions. These photos illustrate the best way to gain access to the memory upgrade slot.
Fujitsu P-2000 Upgrading the microDIMM RAM.
Fujitsu P-5000  [archived link] How to upgrade the RAM, the hard disk and access WiFi [video].
GateWay 450X4 Repair and service of an old laptop turning a clunker into a juwel: RAM upgrade and BIOS battery replacement.
GateWay 7504 (aka eMachines M6805) How to access the internal RAM slot.
GateWay 2000 HandBook Extending the EDO-RAM to 16MB, replacing the hard drive with a 1GB CF card connected to a CF-mini-IDE adapter, changing the CMOS battery, extending the battery capacity six times and building an on/off switch for the internal speaker.
GateWay NX570X Upgrade the RAM and give your struggling laptop more memory and better performance.
GateWay Solo 5150 How to add a 64MB PC100 SO-DIMM RAM to the 32MB on board memory.
GateWay Solo 9550 Upgrading a laptop can be a costly endeavor, depending on how many components need replacing. At some point you have to decide if it makes more sense (financially) to scrap the older system for a shiny new model. This HOWTO goes an upgrade path for: a new display, a bigger hard drive, some extra memory and a DVD burner instead of a CD/RW.
HP/COMPAQ NC6320 This guide explains how to remove and replace the display panel from. Also you can use this guide for: replacing or upgrading the memory module installed in the internal memory slot, removing and replacing the keyboard, removing and replacing the cooling fan, cleaning the heat sink, removing and replacing the CMOS (RTC) battery.
HP/COMPAQ NC6400  [archived link] How to remove the keyboard (aka: Where is the second RAM Slot?)
HP/COMPAQ NC6400 This laptop has two memory slots. One of them could be easily accessed from the bottom but the second one is hidden under the keyboard. In order to replace the memory module in the internal slot you'll have to remove the keyboard.
HP/COMPAQ NC8430 (NW8440, NX8420) This guide explains how to remove and upgrade the memory modules. The notebook came with 1 GB (two 512MB modules). The service manual states that this model can take up to 4GB total. You can install up to 2GB memory module into each slot. HP recommends using PC-4200 DDR2-533 SODIMM memory modules. If you can not find PC-4200 DDR2-533 memory, you can use PC-5300 DDR2-677 or PC-6400 DDR2-800 modules, they should work fine.
HP/COMPAQ TC1000 Memory and hard disk drive upgrades.
HP/COMPAQ TC1100 Memory, hard disk drive and wireless network upgrade instructions with pictures.
HP 1151NR Mini-note Turn off the NetBook flip it over and here is what you have, remove the battery the latches now pry the memory cover to prepare the RAM upgrade.
HP 2133 Mini-Note RAM update tutorial from 1GB to 2GB memory [video].
HP 2133 Mini-Note How to remove keyboard, replace memory and access hard drive of the UMPC. In the battery compartment can find three screws, which are securing the keyboard to the laptop base. Remove these three screws and carefully lift up the top side of the keyboard. The small plastic latches securing the keyboard on both sides should not be a problem.
HP 2140 Mini-Note The memory upgrade to 2GB makes battery run time much better. Unlike most memory changes there is no memory door. You have to remove the keyboard. Take out the battery and remove the three small screws (the only three screws) with a #0 Phillips screwdriver. The one in the recess is hard to remove because you can easily drop it into the computer, so remove it slowly and invert the machine to drop it out onto a good surface.
HP Pavilion DV 7T-1000 How to access both memory modules and hard disk drives, removal of most internal components, access and clean the cooling fan.
HP Pavilion DV9000 How to remove hard drive, memory, wireless card and keyboard.
HP Pavilion ZD 7140US This upgrade is all about getting more performance out of your existing laptop. Going from a 4,200 rpm to a 7,200 rpm HDD will result in a tremendous increase in disk access. The operating system will load faster, and programs will open quicker. Also, upgrading from 512MB of memory to 2GBs will greatly help when using memory hungry programs [Video].
HP Pavilion ZV 5000 Here are instructions for upgrading the laptop memory in seven relatively easy steps. Upgrading memory on this laptop could be tricky because one of the memory expansion slots is located under the keyboard.
HP Pavilion ZV 5000 These laptops can be a mystery on upgrading RAM, but with this guide not any more.
HP Pavilion ZV 6000 Memory installation guide.
IBM L40SX (8543) Upgrading of RAM and HDD (in German).
IBM L40SX, TP710T, TP350 Detailed soldering instructions to achieve a memory upgrade.
IBM PC110 Dissection pictures, RAM upgrade (in Japanese).
IBM ThinkPad 600 These instructions explain how to install a new CD, DVD, CD-RW, DVD-RW, Combo, etc drive in the caddy for your existing drive. While the description has plenty of pictures, this is for clarity, not because its a complicated process. In many laptops this process could involve removing and replacing as few as 8 screws. These instructions should apply for essentially any CD/DVD/etc drive which is designed to be removable and exchangeable from your laptop (so any drive that can be swapped with a floppy drive, battery, etc). Some laptops have their CD drives permanently built-in, in which case changing the drive will mean dismantling your laptop.
IBM ThinkPad 770Z How to extend the RAM to 512MB.
IBM ThinkPad R50 Revitalizing an aging notebook on the cheap: this tutorial will show you how to clean the notebook up, replace its slow and overloaded hard disk drive, install extra memory, replace the keyboard, and gave it a software tune up.
IBM ThinkPad T40/T40p, T41/T41p, T42/T42p According to the official hardware maintenance manual these laptops can take up to 2GB memory total. You can install up to 1GB memory module into each slot, but before you have to take off the keyboard.
IBM ThinkPad T43 This guide explains how to replace the cooling fan assembly, this laptop was starting up with a Fan Error message indicating the cooling fan failure. Also you can use this guide for removing and replacing the keyboard and hidden RAM module.
IBM ThinkPad X100eA take apart guide showing the access to RAM, HDD and SIM card slot.
Itronix XC6000 Upgrading RAM from 8MB to 16MB.
JVC MiniNote MP-XV841GB How to add 1GB memory by adding two generic 512 MB - MicroDIMM 172-pin - DDR - 333 MHz / PC2700 RAM modules.
Kapok NetWork 1100AT (aka Umax, Clevo, Gericom) A complete step-by-step upgrade tutorial: processor (Intel-Tillamook to AMD K6-II 400 Mhz or better to K6-III), memory (128MB 66Mhz SODIMM), hard disk (30GB), optical drive (TEAC CD-ROM to DVD-ROM Torisan DRD-U424 and TFT display replacement (in German).
Lenovo IdeaPad S10 When it comes to adding RAM, this netbook is incredibly easy to upgrade. All you need is a DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM in 512MB, 1GB, or 2GB capacity, a mini philip's head screwdriver, and five minutes of spare time. Before you go buying a new SODIMM, you should be aware that the first 512MB of memory are soldered onto the motherboard and there is only one DIMM slot. If your netbook comes with more than 512MB preinstalled, chances are that there's already a DIMM sitting in the slot and you will have to remove it if you choose to upgrade.
Lenovo G570 Upgrading memory to 8GB and the SATA hard disk drive either to SSD or a spinning disk.
LG R400 How to upgrade the laptop memory to its 2GB maximum, using Kingston RAM modules (in German).
MaxData Eco 4000A This tutorial covers upgrading components and parts of the laptop and details of the technical process involved in installing them. It details several upgrades: 1. RAM: 1GB DDR 400 (PC3200) in 2x512 2. CPU: AMD Sempron 3100+ (1.8ghz) 3. Internal Wireless 4. Internal Bluetooth 5. Hard Drive: 60GB 7200RPM with 8MB cache 6. Optical Drive: QSI DVD+-RW SDW-082S 7. Heatsinks and Cooling.
Microstar (MSI) Wind You can never be too rich, too thin, or have to much RAM. With a 1GB SODIMM available for cheap, opening the chassis and adding memory to this notebook is a no-brainer upgrade.
Microstar (MSI) Wind U100 How to open the casing to achieve some hardware modifications: memory upgrade and WiFi card replacement.
MiTac MiNote 8355 (aka HyperData) Complete teardown, with replacement of the cheesy TIM between CPU and HSF combo, as well as fabricating and adding RAMsinks to the GPU RAM.
Natcomp 340S2  [archived link] How to remove the keyboard and upgrade the memory. A guide to enhance the display hinges (in German).
NEC PC8201  [archived link] A highly modified first generation laptop: added a second bank of 32K RAM for bank 3 utilising a 32Kx8 bit chip mounted in ROM1 socket with some slight changes to the PCB for the correct wiring. This bank is switch selected to choose between the added internal RAM and the expansion port RAM cartridge.
Palmax PD-1000/1100  [archived link] It is very simple to install larger hard disks and more RAM.
Panasonic CF-X1R Take apart and 256MB memory replacement HOWTO (in Japanese).
Panasonic CF-X1R CD-R/RW to DVD drive conversion and memory upgrade from 192MB to 256MB explained (in Japanese).
Samsung Q1 Ultra How to upgrade the UMPC to 2GB RAM [Video].
Samsung Q30Plus-SSD Upgrading notebook memory can be a five minute thing. This tutorial explains how to add Corsair DDR2-667 2GB DIMM notebook memory.
Samsung X10+ XTM1700RAM, hard disk and keyboard upgrade, with disassembly pictures.
Sony VAIO PCG-6HCP Some instructions for adding more memory into this laptop.
Sony VAIO PCG-505EX/64 How to expand the notebook memory (in Japanese).
Sony VAIO PCG-21313M Hard disk drive and memory upgrade (SO-DDR2) will become a snap with this forum entry (in Italian).
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook) Upgrading the memory, upgrading the HDD, exchanging the motherboard.
Sony VAIO PCG-F280 Upgrading memory and hard drive.
Sony VAIO PCG-FX105K How to solve a restore from hibernation problem by fixing the RAM.
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VE  [archived link] RAM upgrade instructions.
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX7(PCG-441N) Adding some more Micro-DIMM RAM and replacing the HDD are not to difficult (in Japanese).
Sony VAIO PCG-V505 This guide explains how to remove the keyboard and access both memory modules. The whole process will take around 10-15 minutes and can be done even by an inexperienced user.
Sony VAIO PCG-V505ECP How to upgrade the notebook memory, step-by-step guide and pictures.
Sony VAIO PCG-XE-17 Pictures from upgrading the RAM.
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505 Hard drive upgrade and memory upgrade.
Sony VAIO VGN-AR61ZUInstructions for HDDs, RAM and optical drive replacement.
Sony VAIO VGN-C1S How to add 64MB(32MBx2) SDRAM memory and change the HDD (in Japanese).
Sony VAIO VGN-FE855E This guide will help you to remove and replace memory, hard drive, optical drive and keyboard.
TadPole SparcBook 3 Installing memory, disassembling and adding backlighting and repairing a broken mouse pointer, upgrading Microspeed Trackball.
Toshiba Portege 3010/3020 Easy repair, replacement and customisation of parts: memory upgrade, hard disk upgrade and lid painting.
Toshiba Portege 4000 Hard drive replacement and RAM upgrade.
Toshiba Portege A600/A605 In order to access the cooling fan you have to remove the bottom cover. This guide also explains how to access the laptop memory, DVD drive, hard drive, wireless card, audio board, SC card reader, CMOS battery and power jack.
Toshiba Portege M700 This guide will assist you in taking apart and removing all internal parts from the Tablet PC. Major tasks you can accomplish using this guide are: replace laptop keyboard, replace or upgrade the memory module in the internal slot, clean the cooling fan and heat sink, replace cooling fan, replace laptop motherboard and processor. Start taking apart the laptop by removing the keyboard and use a sharp object to lift up the right side of the plastic bezel located under the keyboard.
Toshiba Qosmio X305 This guide will explain the complete disassembly of the laptop. So you can use this guide for replacing the keyboard, video card, cooling fans, motherboard, hard disk drive, memory, optical drive and other internal parts.
Toshiba Satellite 1625CDT Upgrading Laptop Memory: Illustrated how to upgrade laptop memory.
Toshiba Satellite 1905 How to remove and replace notebook memory.
Toshiba Satellite 2800-500 Upgrading memory, hard disk and exchanging the motherboard.
Toshiba Satellite A25 How to access, remove and upgrade memory modules.
Toshiba Satellite A45 If you search for memory slots on the bottom of this laptop, you will not find any because both memory slots are hidden under the keyboard. In order to access both memory slots you will have to remove the keyboard. Insert a small flat head screwdriver between the keyboard bezel and keyboard and lift it up.
Toshiba Satellite A85 How to remove the laptop memory.
Toshiba Satellite M100/M105 Upgrade the memory from 512MB (default size) to 2GB. This model has two memory slots. One of the memory slots can be easily accessed from the bottom though the other one is hidden under the keyboard.
Toshiba T3200SXC Pictures showing how to open the case. Replacing the hard disk, adding more memory, a 16bit ISA network interface and a 8bit ISA soundcard (proposed).
Toshiba Tecra M7 This manual shows how to access and remove all internal parts of the Tablet PC. This includes the keyboard removal and replacement procedure, the CD/DVD drive removal procedure, replaclement of both memory modules and the cooling fan.
Toshiba Tecra M9 How to remove the keyboard to get access to the memory slot.
Voodoo Envy M:855 A view under the hood and some tips and tricks to get memory upgraded and the hard disk drive changed.
Voodoo Envy M:860 Upgrading and maintenance of memory and hard disk.
Yakumo D27ES RAM update HOWTO with pictures (in German).
N.N. Laptop SO-DIMM swapping - testing laptop memory one module at a time.
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