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How To Replace Memory On a Inspiron 3521



Table of Contents:

  1. Overview
  2. Before You Begin
  3. Removing the Access Panel
  4. Removing and Installing the Memory Modules
  5. Returning Parts to Dell
  6. Additional Resources

Overview

Users may have a need to remove and install memory on their Inspiron 3521. This may be due to upgrading memory size or to replace defective modules. We would like to demonstrate the process in which memory is replaced by the user and parts are needed to be returned to Dell.


Before You Begin

Note: Dell is not responsible for data backup and migration and is not liable for the loss of any data, programs, software, confidential, proprietary or personal information.

There are a few things to consider before you begin removing the memory modules.

  1. Review the safety information shipped with your Dell Inspiron notebook. The digital version of these documents can be access in the Additional Resources section.
  2. Disconnect any network or USB cables from the notebook.
  3. Disconnect AC power and remove the battery. Battery removal for this model is covered in the "How to Replace Notebook Memory" video below.

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Removing the Aaccess Panel

To gain access to the memory modules, the bottom access panel will need to be removed. This will require a Phillips head screw driver to remove 2 screws (Figure 1).


Figure 1

Further information on the Access Panel removal can be found in the "How to Replace Notebook Memory" video below.

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Removing and installing the memory modules

Warning: To avoid damaging the memory modules, handle them by their edges and avoid touching pins and contacts.
  1. Once the access panel is removed, the memory modules should be seen towards the lower center of the notebook.
  2. The memory modules are held into place by metal securing clips on each end.
  3. Carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory modules until the memory pops up.
  4. Remove the memory from the system.
Note: If there is a second memory module installed, repeat steps 2 and 3.

How to Replace Notebook Memory

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Returning Parts to Dell

Returning Dell Warranty Parts

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Additional Resources

Inspiron 3521 Service Manual

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ID do artigo: HOW10491

Data da última modificação: 12/07/2017 03:54 PM


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