How do I Add Memory to a Lenovo T500?

The Lenovo ThinkPad T500 is a laptop computer that comes standard with 2 or 3 GB of random access memory. If you are finding your laptop running sluggishly or that it is unresponsive to your commands, it may be time to upgrade the memory. The laptop is able to take up to 8 GB of RAM. Installing RAM is a 10-minute job that is fairly simple to complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver

Instructions

    • 1

      Touch an unpainted piece of metal to remove the static electricity from your body and clothes.

    • 2

      Turn off the computer and unplug all of the cords and cables.

    • 3

      Turn over the laptop and place it on a flat surface like a table. Slide the battery latch to the right and slide the battery out of the laptop.

    • 4

      Remove the four screws that run in the same direction as the palm rest. Flip the computer back over and flip the palm rest towards you, then slide it off of the laptop. Pull the tab that is holding the fingerprint reader in place.

    • 5

      Separate the two clips on either side of the RAM module. The module will rise up slightly. Slide it out of the laptop.

    • 6

      Match the new module's notch with the knob in the slot. Slide the new RAM module into the slot at a 20-degree angle and press down on it.

    • 7

      Place the tab back on the fingerprint reader and slide the palm rest back on the laptop. Fasten the four screws and put the battery back in the laptop.

    • 8

      Plug in all cords and cables and turn on the laptop.

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