How to Replace RAM, Hard Disk and Keyboard of a Samsung X10+ XTM1700 Laptop

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Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your notebook and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

HOWTO

Upgrading or replacing of RAM, hard disk drive and keyboard are fairly simple with this laptop model.

Upgrading the Hard Disk

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To upgrade the hard disk you only have to open the appropriate slot at the backside, pull out the hard disk and replace it with a another one.





Upgrading the Memory

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There are two memory slots available, which are easily accessible from the backside.






Replacing the Keyboard

Remove two screws at the backside, which are labelled KBD. Turn the laptop back to the frontside.

The keyboard is fixed with three latches at the front side of the keyboard. Use a screw driver to push the latches backwards.

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Some Notes about the Samsung X10 Series (not X10plus)

All models from the Samsung X10plus series come with the same keyboard, but note this is not the same keyboard as featured in the X10 series (X10 without plus). The keyboard of the X10 series is fixed by only one screw.

Some Notes about the Samsung X20 Series

The keyboard of the X20 series is attached with three screws, and comes with another color. But it is attached to the case in a very similar way.

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