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Replacing the RAM in this laptop is a relatively straightforward process.

  1. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure the laptop has been properly shut down and unplugged.

    • Turn the computer over so that you can see the battery release tab located near the top of the Thinkpad.

  2. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use your finger to slide the release tab to the unlocked symbol.

  3. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Hold the tab in the unlocked position and push the battery away from the computer to remove it.

  4. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the new battery in until it clicks.

    • Ensure that the release tab is in the locked position.

  5. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement, RAM: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove four 17.0mm screws on the back of the computer.

    • These screws have a RAM symbol next to them.

  6. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Flip back over and open the laptop.

    • Lift up on the inside front panel just below the edge of the keyboard.

  7. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • The green rectangles under the front panel are the RAM.

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    • Press out on the two tabs on either side of the ram at the same time.

    • The RAM will release and pop up at a 25 degree angle.

  9. IBM Thinkpad T61 RAM Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the RAM away from the housing to remove.

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

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