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Master Geek

# 30280 3-Feb-2009 16:46
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Im Wanting to buy a second 2gb ddr2-667 SODIMM stick for my acer.
i went to the crucial site (as i usually do) cheaked out my computer with their search option and it came up with my laptop being able to hold 2x2gb sticks of ram. (i went to buy it there but with currunt exchange rates it came to over $100, when i can get it for 60-80 on pricespy)

this was all fine. untill i went to search for the second slot. usually in my experence it is near the first ram slot which was located under the computer. cheaked there but with no results. my next option was to cheak under the keyboard for the second slot. but with no luck. i thought surely i dont have to go to extreames to simply install a second stick of ram?!?!?!

funnily enough i have installed ram plenty of times in laptops. but since my acer standardly came with 2gb i felt no need to untill now.

computer model is below in signature. anyone with any knowledge of this certain computer?

thanks alot (again)

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  # 193752 3-Feb-2009 18:07
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This is screenshot is a 5620 I think but normally both memory slots are in 5.  However Acer like to hide their ram slots, check 3, take out the mini pci card, remove the bracket if there is one and check under there.

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# 193836 3-Feb-2009 22:34
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Cheers mate, Spot on!

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  # 193849 3-Feb-2009 23:03
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Ragnor: However Acer like to hide their ram slots, check 3, take out the mini pci card, remove the bracket if there is one and check under there.

you call that hiding? :p

you have to rip out the keyboard on HP laptops to get to the second RAM slot - only the first is accessible from an easy access hatch on the bottom!

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  # 193865 4-Feb-2009 00:51
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No worries mate it took me awhile to figure it out when I was fixing a friends laptop last month.. and yeah HP are the worst.

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  # 198140 26-Feb-2009 08:20
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Acer is just one of many companies making it hard to get the vital bits.

If you need Laptop repair help or Laptop service and if your in Wellington then I would suggest a company called The Computer Guy Ltd. They are at Their number is 04 499 0098.

I know they deal with Acer Laptops as I have used them before and was very happy with them.


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