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Removing and Replacing a Memory Module for HP Pavilion dm1-4000, dm1-4100, dm1-4200, dm1-4300, and dm1-4400 Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx series notebook computers.
-HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx series notebook computer

Before you begin

  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
  warning:
Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this article.
note:
For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.
note:
The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations for all HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx Series PCs.

Removing a memory module

  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Follow the steps in this section to remove a memory module.
Step 1
Remove the battery.
For more information about removing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery.
Removing the battery
Step 2
Remove the service cover.
For more information about removing the service cover, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Service Cover.
Removing the service cover
Step 3
Push both arms outward simultaneously to release the memory module to the spring tension position.
Pushing the arms outward
Step 4
Grasp the memory module by the edges and pull up gently to remove it.
  caution:
Use care to not touch the memory chips when handling a memory module. Touching the memory chips could damage or destroy the memory.
Pulling out the RAM
Step 5
Place a memory module in an anti-static bag.
Placing a memory module in anti-static bag

Replacing a memory module

Use the steps in this section to replace a memory module.
Step 1
Align the notch in a memory module with the key in the memory module slot.
Aligning the notch and key
Step 2
Insert a memory module at an angle into the slot.
  caution:
Use care to not touch the memory chips when handling a memory module. Touching the memory chips could damage or destroy the memory.
Inserting the module
Step 3
Press the memory module down until it latches.
Pushing down on the RAM
Step 4
Replace the service cover.
For more information about replacing the service cover, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Service Cover.
Sliding the service cover in
Step 5
Replace the battery.
For more information about replacing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery.
Pressing down on  the battery

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