Standard memory removal movie - ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R52

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Standard memory installation movie

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To remove the DIMM, it is first necessary to remove the keyboard.

To remove the keyboard:

  1. Turn the computer off.
  2. Then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer.
  3. Close the computer display and turn the computer over.
  4. Slide the battery latch to the unlocked position. While holding the spring loaded latch in the unlocked position, slide out the battery pack.
  5. Remove the three screws or four screws from the bottom of the machine depending on the model.
    The screws are identified with this icon.
  6. Turn the ThinkPad over and open the cover.
  7. Press between the F8 and F9 keys toward the back of the ThinkPad. The front of the keyboard pops up.
  8. Lift up the keyboard.
  9. Raise the flap over the cable connector.
  10. Disconnect the cable.
  11. Remove the keyboard.

Here's a closer look at the keyboard cable removal.

To remove the standard DIMM:

  1. Release the latches
  2. Lift out the DIMM
  3. Place it on the ESD mat or a static sensitive bag.


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