Anyone opened up a Sony Vaio?

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    Question Anyone opened up a Sony Vaio?

    I want to add some RAM to my mum's Vaio, but it looks like it may not be very straight forward. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this particular brand.
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    I opened up my Dell 600m... if there's anything I learned from that its: "Don't open up a laptop without the proper tools"

    Needless to say I'm happily typing this message from my shiney new MacBook Pro.

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    What would be the "proper tools" then?
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    The really small ones your retailer or the manufacturer uses.

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    The outside casing just uses a standard phillips head. I might have to just dive in while mum isn't looking, hehe.
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    Don't break other people's computers for fun.

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    But, but...

    Nah, she'll thank me when it's over. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by bivhitscar
    I want to add some RAM to my mum's Vaio, but it looks like it may not be very straight forward. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this particular brand.


    I have opened mine but I don't think you need to open it to add RAM.. all laptops and VAIO included provide facilities to access the memory module by just opening a small latch with 4 screws behind...


    A good example i shown at http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading...top-memory.htm

    and make sure you get the right kind of RAM as most of the time laptop memory modules are not all that compatible with each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by bivhitscar
    What would be the "proper tools" then?
    Chicken wing grease and a hammer...nothing less.

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    >vasanth

    Hmm, I've had a look on the underside of the computer, but there only seems the option to remove a small cover for the hard drive. There are no obvious sections for removal apart from the whole bottom cover.


    >Chicken wing grease and a hammer...nothing less.

    Excellent, we had chicken for dinner last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bivhitscar
    >vasanth

    Hmm, I've had a look on the underside of the computer, but there only seems the option to remove a small cover for the hard drive. There are no obvious sections for removal apart from the whole bottom cover.
    can you provide me details of the laptop model number??

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