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Vostro 3681 Service Manual

Installing the memory modules


If you are replacing a component, remove the existing component before performing the installation procedure.

About this task

The following images indicate the location of the memory modules and provides a visual representation of the installation procedure.

Installing the memory modules


  1. Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module slot.
  2. Insert the memory module into the memory-module connector until the memory module snaps into position and the securing clip locks in place.
    NOTE:The securing clips return to the locked position. If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and reinstall it.
    NOTE:If the memory module is difficult to remove, gently ease the memory module back and forth to remove it from the slot.
    NOTE:To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges. Do not touch the components on the memory module.

Next steps

  1. Install the ODD bracket.
  2. Install the side cover.
  3. Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.

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