03-01-2016, 06:43 PM
Join Date: Feb 2016
OS: Windows 8 64 bit
Oscer1 I appreciate the manual and I have gone over it. I want to make sure I understand what it is saying. "There may be as many as 79 screws that must be removed, replaced, or loosened when servicing the computer. Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement." Accordingly it looks like I'm going to have to take out the battery, keyboard, top cover, hard drive, USB board, WLAN & the system board to then be able:
"To add or replace a memory module:
1. Turn the system board upside down to access the memory module.
2. Spread the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module slot to release the memory module. (The memory module tilts up.)"
Did I read that right? I'm just wondering. That seems like you have to go around your elbow to get to your knee or something like that.
Is that why it says:
"IMPORTANT: The user-replaceable parts for this computer are:
● AC adapter
For all parts that are not user-replaceable, only HP authorized service providers should perform the removal and replacement procedures described here. Accessing the internal part could damage the computer or void the warranty."
Anyway, I guess I just need reassurance that I am reading this correctly. It definitely gives me a different perspective on the local computer shop charging $50 to do it but I think I owe it to myself to learn how to do these things. I might even have fun. I appreciate your time and help once again. Amanda