100 Adding and Replacing Parts
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Before You Add or Replace Parts
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions at
the front of this document (see page 11).
Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer
2 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and then shut down the
computer (see page 40).
3 Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
4 Wait 10 to 20 seconds, and then disconnect any attached devices.
5 Remove any installed PC Cards and the battery.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer. Continue to ground
yourself periodically during this procedure.
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system
board. See page 115 for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install
only memory modules that are intended for your computer.
1 Complete the instructions in the preceding section, "Before You Add or Replace Parts."
2 Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw on the memory module cover, and
lift the cover away from the computer.