How to Install RAM on a Toshiba Satellite A40

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How to Install RAM on a Toshiba Satellite A40
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The Toshiba Satellite A40 is an entry into a line of laptop computers produced by Toshiba. Though they already come with RAM pre-installed, these computers are often still upgradeable. If you have purchased RAM upgrades for your Toshiba Satellite A40 laptop computer, the process to install them actually involves little more than shutting down your computer and inserting your RAM into a very specific place on your computer's case.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Shut down your Toshiba Satellite A40 laptop computer. Once your computer is completely off, remove the battery from its place on the bottom of the laptop's case and unplug the power adaptor (if applicable).

  2. 2

    Flip your Toshiba Satellite A40 laptop computer over so that you can clearly see and have access to its bottom panel.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the screws to the RAM compartment on the bottom of the laptop. This compartment will be the one cover that you can remove on the bottom of the laptop, so it won't be hard to find. Pull the cover off, revealing your RAM.

  4. 4

    Insert your new RAM into a free slot in the RAM compartment. RAM only gets inserted into a computer one way, so you don't have to worry about inserting it wrong. Make sure the RAM "snaps" into place, indicating that it is completely in.

  5. 5

    Screw the cover to the RAM compartment back onto the bottom of your Toshiba Satellite A40 laptop computer. Put the battery back in its compartment and plug your laptop back in. Press "Power" to turn it on. Your RAM is installed and your computer will automatically recognise your upgrade.

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