How to Replace the Memory in a Laptop Toshiba A45
Replacing the memory in your Toshiba Satellite A45 laptop is one of the best ways to increase the overall performance of your computer. RAM (Random Access Memory) chips are small electronic chips that temporarily store information. The more RAM you have installed on your laptop, the faster your programs will run. Most Toshiba Satellite A45-Series laptops can hold a maximum of 2GB of RAM, and are compatible with DDR SDRAM chips.
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- 1 Turn off your laptop, disconnect the AC adapter, close the LCD screen, place the laptop face-down and remove the battery pack from its compartment.
- 2 Place the laptop face-up, open the LCD screen, and then use a small, flat-head screwdriver to pry up the keyboard bezel. The keyboard bezel is a thin plastic strip between the keyboard and the LCD screen. Remove the bezel and set it aside.
- 3 Remove the three visible Phillips-head screws that secure the keyboard to the upper laptop casing. Grasp the keyboard from behind the top row of keys. Tilt the keyboard upwards slowly, then place the keyboard face-down over the palm rest.
- 4 Move the plastic RAM module cover out of the way so both memory compartments are visible. Spread the locking tabs on either side of the RAM module. Tilt the module at a 20-degree angle, and then slide the module out of the memory compartment. Store the module in a static-free plastic bag.
- 5 Align the notches on the new RAM module with the notches on the RAM slot. Slide the new RAM module into the empty RAM compartment at a 20-degree angle until the retaining tabs click the module into place. Repeat steps four and five for each memory module you remove and install.
- 6 Repeat steps one through three in reverse order to re-assemble the laptop.