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Adding RAM module

by Walt H / February 27, 2007 6:00 AM PST

When adding a RAM module to a laptop I know to turn OFF the laptop. Do you have to REMOVE the battery?

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Ram add
by jimroad471 / February 27, 2007 8:52 PM PST
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Won't hurt and only takes a few seconds. How much RAM are you gonna add? I put and extra gig along with 256 and it makes a big difference in speed.

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when adding ram, battery must be removed
by bastyst / March 29, 2007 4:41 AM PDT
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i had problems on turning my laptop on for some period after the technician added RAM to my laptop without taking out the battery. i found that out when i brought my laptop for repairing - luckily, my computer turned on exactly when i got there, which wouldn't happen back at home, but i was told that battery MUST be removed if adding/removing RAM.

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RAM And installs..
by ikenfixit / March 29, 2007 1:24 PM PDT

Any time you upgrade or remove RAM Always be sure there is no possible means of power being applied to the unit.(Battery/Adapter) Also be sure to try to be on something other than carpeting or a Vinyl floor unless you are grounded via a wrist strap. RAM or Random access Memory is the most static sensitive user screw-up-"able" component that can fail and its been done a thousand times. Just thought I'd give my 2 cents.. Its Not a complicated addition but do it right the first time..And Please do the homework prior.

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