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Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Service Manual: Memory Module; Removing The Memory Module

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  Memory Module
Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual 
  Removing the Memory Module
  Replacing the Memory Module
Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal
surface (such as a connector on your computer).
Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ 
is not covered by your warranty.
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Basic Specifications" in your Setup Guide or the
Comprehensive Specifications at\manuals for information on the type of memory supported by your computer.
Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
Your computer has one user-accessible SODIMM connector.
 Removing the Memory Module
1. Follow the procedures in
Before You
2. Remove the battery (see
Removing the
3. Remove the keyboard (see
4. Loosen the screw that secures the memory module cover to the palm rest assembly.
memory module cover
5. Slide the memory module cover tabs out of the slots on the palm rest assembly.
6. Lift the memory module cover off the palm rest assembly.
To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips.
7. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the memory module pops up.
Removing the
Removing the
Battery) before working inside the


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