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Old 03-18-2005, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I've got a Compaq E500 laptop, P3 500, 128 mb of RAM (SD). I bought another 128 mb of ram from newegg and I can't figure out how to install it! Through some web research I know I've got to remove the keyboard, and I figured out how to do that. But when I push the 4 tabs back and pull up on the keyboard, it's still connected to the chassis and I can't remove it completely. I suspect that it's a small, thin, brown cable holding it there, I presume it's the keyboard cable that connects to the mobo. If anyone can help me with this or give me a link to a website, I'd be very greatful as it would save me a $40 memory install. Thanks

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Old 03-18-2005, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You are not supposed to take the keyboard out all the way. Just lean it up against the monitor. That should allow you to get to the memory slot.
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most computers have an access port on the bottom to upgrade the memory - i have never seen one where you have to take the keyboard out!
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nevermind my first post - Compaq does things differently!!

this should give you the info you need: http://h200007.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/s...79-001_ch5.pdf
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You are not supposed to take the keyboard out all the way. Just lean it up against the monitor. That should allow you to get to the memory slot.
I know, but that cable won't let me lift up the keyboard at all. I'm going to read that .pdf and see if it's got what I need. Thanks, guys!
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Hey, that doc looks perfect! Thanks alot daveppeters, that should be exactly what I need!
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