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How to Reseat a Desktop Memory Module

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Remove Memory From the Motherboard
Remove Memory From the Motherboard - Reseat Desktop Memory

Removed Memory Module

© Tim Fisher

Carefully remove the memory from the motherboard and place it somewhere safe and static free. Take care not to touch the metal contacts on the bottom of the RAM module.

As you remove the memory, take note of the one or more small notches on the bottom. These notches are asymmetrically placed on the module (and on your motherboard) to help ensure that you install the memory properly (we'll do this in the next step).

Warning: If the memory does not come out easily, you may not have disengaged one or both memory retaining clips properly. Revisit Step 4 if you think this might be the case.

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