W510 - install RAM

Hi guys!

I've had my W510 for about 4 months now, and I couldn't be happier. However, I recently bought 8 GB of ram (1 333 Mhz - 2 x 4 GB) to replace my current setup of 2x2gb 1066 Mhz.

I found an installation guide on the Lenovos site that guided me very well. However, when they show how to install memory in slots under the keyboard, the video differs from my W510 (4319 - 29G) in a very annoying way. The location of the bottom is the song of the lower left corner of the laptop. Here are some photos I've taken "."

Sorry for the blurry cam...

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No where on the Lenovo site, the hardware maintenance manual, or anywhere on the internet they mention this, so I don't really know what to do. The only solution I can think of is to follow the service manual and remove the entire top of the laptop, but I don't know if that could result in the cancellation of my warranty.

in any case, this is why I write here... Someone at - he then seen before?

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Thank you...

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Just thought I'd give you an update. The solution was to disassemble the entire top of the laptop and then remove the thermal protection (2 screws, nothing major) and once that is done, insert the memory. Fact. So it's just the reassembly of the machine which is easy enough.

Works like a charm.

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