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bivhitscar
05-27-2006, 08:29 PM
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.

Perspective
05-27-2006, 10:08 PM
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.

bivhitscar
05-27-2006, 10:15 PM
What would be the "proper tools" then?

whiteflags
05-27-2006, 11:19 PM
The really small ones your retailer or the manufacturer uses.

bivhitscar
05-27-2006, 11:28 PM
The outside casing just uses a standard phillips head. I might have to just dive in while mum isn't looking, hehe.

whiteflags
05-27-2006, 11:37 PM
Don't break other people's computers for fun.

bivhitscar
05-27-2006, 11:50 PM
But, but...

Nah, she'll thank me when it's over. :P

vasanth
05-28-2006, 07:56 AM
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/install-laptop-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

indigo0086
05-28-2006, 04:18 PM
What would be the "proper tools" then?

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

bivhitscar
05-28-2006, 06:42 PM
>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.

vasanth
05-29-2006, 06:02 AM
>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??