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Memory Upgrade on a U925T

How do you do a memory upgrade on a Satellite U925T-2300.  I have an 8 GB memory module I would like to install and can't find the door to do it!  Help.

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Re: Memory Upgrade on a U925T

It's a little tricky to do, but relatively straightforward-  Here are the basic steps:

 

1. Slide the touchscreen flat so that your system is in tablet mode and make sure that it's completely turned off, not just hibernating or sleeping.

2. Flip it over with the back facing up.  Carefully remove all of the little rubber stoppers, those are the screw covers.  Note where each stopper fits onto the back because some of them are different "depths".  Set them aside "in order" with the sticky side up.  There is one long strip type rubber stopper, just peel up either end to get at the screws, but don't peel off the entire strip.

3. Remove all of the tiny screws and note the location of each one as you remove it.  All but one of the screws are phillips, there is a single torx (star-shaped) screw and the opening is very small, so you may need something like an optician's screwdriver to remove it.  If you have a small enough flat-head screw driver, it can be used to remove the torx shaped screw: http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Security-Torx-Star-Screw-with-a-Flathea/

4. Carefully run your fingernail around the edge of the back plate, you'll hear the little snaps pop open.  Don't use anything harder than your fingernail or you'll scar up the edge of the back plate.

5. Set the back plate aside. Near where you saw the torx screw you'll spot the RAM module, it should have a little sheet of clear plastic covering it.  Gently tug upward on the plastic to flip the module up at an angle.  Gently push the little silver arms on either side of the module outward to release the module, noting as you do so the alignment of the slot connectors.

6. Slot the new RAM module into place, the gold connectors should completely disappear into the slot.  Gently snap the silver arms back into place into the notches on the sides of the new module, then carefully push the module flat.  There should be a soft click as it snaps back into place.

7. Snap the back plate back into place, making sure that it's seated well along all four edges.  Flip the unit over and turn it on; if you've done everything correctly, it should boot up without a hitch.  Double check that the system "sees" the new RAM by right clicking on the Computer icon (either on the desktop or in Windows Explorer) and checking the Properties screen.

8. If the Properties sheet shows the new upgrade, then power down the unit, replace the screws in the back, replace the rubber stoppers in their correct positions, and you're done.  

9.  If the system shows an error upon booting up, it probably means that you haven't seated the RAM module properly.  That's why you don't want to replace the screws and stoppers until you've double checked that everything is working.

 

Hope this helps!

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bmurray
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Re: Memory Upgrade on a U925T


isotope239 wrote:

It's a little tricky to do, but relatively straightforward-  Here are the basic steps:

 

1. Slide the touchscreen flat so that your system is in tablet mode and make sure that it's completely turned off, not just hibernating or sleeping.

2. Flip it over with the back facing up.  Carefully remove all of the little rubber stoppers, those are the screw covers.  Note where each stopper fits onto the back because some of them are different "depths".  Set them aside "in order" with the sticky side up.  There is one long strip type rubber stopper, just peel up either end to get at the screws, but don't peel off the entire strip.

3. Remove all of the tiny screws and note the location of each one as you remove it.  All but one of the screws are phillips, there is a single torx (star-shaped) screw and the opening is very small, so you may need something like an optician's screwdriver to remove it.  If you have a small enough flat-head screw driver, it can be used to remove the torx shaped screwhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Security-Torx-Star-Screw-with-a-Flathea/

4. Carefully run your fingernail around the edge of the back plate, you'll hear the little snaps pop open.  Don't use anything harder than your fingernail or you'll scar up the edge of the back plate.

5. Set the back plate aside. Near where you saw the torx screw you'll spot the RAM module, it should have a little sheet of clear plastic covering it.  Gently tug upward on the plastic to flip the module up at an angle.  Gently push the little silver arms on either side of the module outward to release the module, noting as you do so the alignment of the slot connectors.

6. Slot the new RAM module into place, the gold connectors should completely disappear into the slot.  Gently snap the silver arms back into place into the notches on the sides of the new module, then carefully push the module flat.  There should be a soft click as it snaps back into place.

7. Snap the back plate back into place, making sure that it's seated well along all four edges.  Flip the unit over and turn it on; if you've done everything correctly, it should boot up without a hitch.  Double check that the system "sees" the new RAM by right clicking on the Computer icon (either on the desktop or in Windows Explorer) and checking the Properties screen.

8. If the Properties sheet shows the new upgrade, then power down the unit, replace the screws in the back, replace the rubber stoppers in their correct positions, and you're done.  

9.  If the system shows an error upon booting up, it probably means that you haven't seated the RAM module properly.  That's why you don't want to replace the screws and stoppers until you've double checked that everything is working.

 

Hope this helps!


bold added by me.

 

or (my suggestion) get a torx bit that fits to prevent stripping the screw. 

L305-S5955, 4GB RAM, 250GB 10K rpm HD, Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit