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What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 13:46 PM

Hi, from some videos, it looks like one has to remove the two mouse button covers first and then the keyboard. What is the best tool to use to guarantee success without damaging the machine nor causing scratches?

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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 14:26 PM

I like a plastic guitar pick


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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 15:13 PM
Thanks. Do they come with different thickness? Any recommended product? I wonder if those used to open smartphone is also good.
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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 15:37 PM

I think that Lenovo tool is a 01LX856 - $10 on eBay or at Encompass.  After using one on a couple of my newer ThinPads, I prefer the guitar pick idea - or a thin spudger.

 

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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 17:32 PM

I myself have successfully used a pick after seeing this video :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJAGYKQmisg

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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 20:12 PM

 wrote:

I think that Lenovo tool is a 01LX856 - $10 on eBay or at Encompass.  After using one on a couple of my newer ThinPads, I prefer the guitar pick idea - or a thin spudger.

 

FWIW,

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I looked at the P53 HMM for the steps to access the memory under the keyboard. However, it looks like a lot of items need to be removed besides the keyboard to access the memory slots. I don't think that this is correct. Only the keyboard should need to be removed and the bracket (shield) over the memory slots. Am I looking at this incorrectly? I was able to order the keyboard removal tool from Encompass for $19.90 with shipping! I really don't understand why Lenovo does not include this plastic tool with the system.


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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 20:53 PM

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I looked at the P53 HMM for the steps to access the memory under the keyboard. However, it looks like a lot of items need to be removed besides the keyboard to access the memory slots. I don't think that this is correct. Only the keyboard should need to be removed and the bracket (shield) over the memory slots.

...


The HMM is puzzling.  As you say, just the keyboard to access the RAM bracket, and everything but prying off the logo to get to the RAM.  Doesn't add up.

 

Wish I had one to check...

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/tp_p53_hmm_en.pdf

 

 


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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-15, 21:30 PM

For thin guitar pick, what kind of material should it made of? I guess metal would be strong but it could scratch. Plastic might not scratch the laptop but it may break or wear off easily. Any recommended product?  

 

Can't find the lenovo tool on their online store website.

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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

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I looked at the P53 HMM for the steps to access the memory under the keyboard. However, it looks like a lot of items need to be removed besides the keyboard to access the memory slots. I don't think that this is correct. Only the keyboard should need to be removed and the bracket (shield) over the memory slots.

...


The HMM is puzzling.  As you say, just the keyboard to access the RAM bracket, and everything but prying off the logo to get to the RAM.  Doesn't add up.

 

Wish I had one to check...

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/tp_p53_hmm_en.pdf

 

 


I getting to believe that the HMM is correct! The P52 HMM shows that only the Keyboard and the Memory bracket has to be removed to access the memory slots. However the P53 HMM shows the Memory slots to be blocked by other components. Does anyone know if the memory that is installed at the factory is under the keyboard by default? It would make logical sense as the memory under the keyboard is not marked as a CRU (Customer replacable unit) because of the complexity. I hope that my assumption is correct.


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Re: What is the best tool to use when upgrading the RAM under the keyboard of the P53?

2019-09-16, 13:40 PM

Since you have the P53, could you check if your installed memory is on the underside of the system (back panel)? How much memory is currently in the system?

 

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