Installation Instructions For 200 pin SODIMM
The instructions on this page provide general installation and
handling information for 200-Pin SODIMM memory modules. These instructions
are intended to be used in conjunction with your model specific
NOTE: Before touching any electronic components,
make sure you are properly grounded. By wearing a wrist strap (or
using some other type of static control device), you can prevent
static electricity stored on your body or clothing from damaging
- If the SODIMM is being installed into a notebook or hand-held
computer that has a battery installed, then ensure that the battery
is removed and the power cord is unplugged before beginning installation.
- The memory slot for installation is typically accessed via a
door on the bottom of the machine or it may be located under the
keyboard. Refer to your computer's manual on how to accomplish
- 200 Pin SODIMMs have a cutout along the gold pins which again
only allow the module to be inserted one way.
- Once you've discharged your static electricity, pick up the
memory chip by its top or sides. Don't touch the gold contacts
at the bottom, because even a little oil from your finger can
eventually interfere with the connection.
- Insert the module at a 30 degree angle and push the module firmly
but gently into the slot until the security latches on the sockets
have locked into place on each side of the module.
- For most installations, SODIMM modules can be installed in any
available expansion slot. Other installations may require the
memory to be installed in a particular sequence based on the modules
capacity. Check your owner's manual to determine the correct installation
sequence for your configuration.
- Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer
owner's manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your
computer to recognise the newly installed memory. (Most computers
will automatically recognize the additional memory installed).
When restarting your computer you may get a message prompting
you to update the configuration settings. Refer to your computer's
manual on how to accomplish this step.