08-19-2010 02:15 AM
Well first off, I will say that I am Comptia A+ certified and have also been a computer technician for the last 7 yrs. Having said that, I am looking to upgrade my SL500's RAM from 1GB to 3 GB (using a 2 GB DDR2 5300 667 Memory stick), so I am looking for the hardware manual before opening the laptop and following instructions step by step (I'm a risk averse person).
However, the only manual available is SL500's Hw Maintenance Manual (URL: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/43y6762_03.pdf) and this does not give instructions for RAM upgrade.
Anyone know of a manual that I can use or does anyone have step by step instructions, it would be much appreciated.
08-19-2010 06:04 AM
The instructions are right in the notebook’s help file.
Go to Windows Help and Support and click on Lenovo Access Help. Then check out the Index tab, and scroll down to Memory. There’s an item for ‘replacing’ memory there, giving step-by-step instructions with full-colour diagrams.
Hope that helps!
08-19-2010 07:20 AM
Thanks for replying.
I didn't even think of looking in the help menu. BUT, I dont' have the Lenovo Access help option in Windows HElp and Support. I downlaoded and ran the thinkvantage update as well from lenovo's sl500 site, but still no luck. Checked in the program list in the start menu, but Access HElp is not listed there either (strange)....any ideas?
08-19-2010 03:41 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum!
You can also watch videos here:- http://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/ion/ Notebooks -> Thinkpads -> SL500
Hope it helps.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]