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ThinkPad accepts PPC2700 chips up to 2 GB.

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  1. IBM ThinkPad T42 RAM Replacement, Battery Clips: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the laptop over so the underside is facing you, then, release the 2 clips holding the battery on.

    • Make sure the laptop is off when you do this, sudden power outages can cause data corruption.

  2. IBM ThinkPad T42 RAM Replacement, Removing the Battery: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully grab the battery, then pull it straight out, not at an angle.

  3. IBM ThinkPad T42 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the pictured screwed holding the memory cover in place.

  4. IBM ThinkPad T42 RAM Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Pry the cover open carefully (flathead screwdriver might help)

    • To remove the RAM memory stick, push both metal pieces holding it in place outwards, and the stick will pop up.

    • Pull the stick out carefully.

    • In order to replace the other stick, refer to the keyboard replacement tutorial. The other SODIMM is easily accessible with the keyboard removed.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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