Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 Notebook ?

How do you get the door open to install a battery in the satellite 1415-S173? I need to add more memory and I was told to first take out the battery. I can't get to the battery.


Answers :

Someone IS Definitely mistaken, or perhaps you inadvertently have misunderstood them.

You don't remove the battery to get to the Ram Memory.

AC adapter removed, (Charger), turn the laptop over on it's top.
Bottom facing you.

Look at the bottom right corner. There is an oval shaped 'bump'. Push it forward. (Away from you) Now pull the battery towards the right to remove it.

That's how you remove the battery.

The AC adapter and the Battery MUST be removed before you uninstall or install, ram memory.
If you don't, you risk the chance of frying out the memory modules.
(Ram 'sticks')

Looking at the bottom of the laptop again.

1.To the Left of the battery is another compartment cover. Your harddrive resides under this cover

2.Up above this compartment cover is another one.
It isn't as large as the harddrive compartment cover.
This is the Memory Compartment Cover.

On the right side of this cover is a single screw. It's in the middle. Loosen the screw all the way. Lift the cover up on the side where the screw is. Remove the cover, lay it aside.

Before you replace, and/or add additional ram memory, let's discuss Static Precautions.

Your body carries Static Electricity. Walking across a carpet floor, removing an article of clothing, combing, or brushing your hair,..are just a few examples of how Static electricity is generated, and carried by you.

Static electricity will Fry Out delicate computer component hardware, in a New York minute!
For this reason, Always work on a table. If the table is on a carpet floor Do Not swing your shoes/feet across it.
Do Not work directly on a carpet floor, a bed, or a couch.

With a Ram Module, (Ram 'stick'), you can handle it anywhere, Except the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.
Refrain from touching these if possible.
The rest of the ram stick is covered in see through thin plastic.

After you remove the memory compartment cover, you will see your ram modules, or ram module. On each side of a ram module are Clips.
These clips are spring steel. (Shiny spring steel)

The clips have a 'bump' on them. This 'bump' rests in a Notch, on the side of the ram stick. To remove the ram stick, you Ease the clip out a bit, at the top of the clip. (Top is where the bump is)

You have to move both clips out, then gently pull the ram stick out. I use my forefingers on both hands, and my thumbs. Forefingers spread the clips, thumbs ease the ram module out. (The ram is removed AWAY from you)

NOTE!!
The ram modules DO NOT come out straight up!
They come out at a 45 Degree Angle! If you pull them straight up, you will bend the Contact Pins on the bottom of the ram module, and also break the ram slot in the laptop.


Hello !

Your laptop battery should just slide out. You may be thinking of the CMOS battery (silver, round battery). The external battery is easy to remove and it needs to be removed first.

Hope this helps.
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