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    Aww fudge

    ..broke the clips that hold the RAM in place on a memory slot on this laptop(dude, really they're cheap ass and flimsy)....one stick sits at a 45 now and rests against the plastic back of the notebook ...the other is in place no problems ...


    how screwed am I if I leave it that way?

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    If it was a desktop that would probly be cool, but laptops get moved around a lot and would probly jar it loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    If it was a desktop that would probly be cool, but laptops get moved around a lot and would probly jar it loose.
    ya, i've fiddled with it a bit and it's in there pretty snug....the removable back/bottom plate is keeping it in place ....i mean it sees 2 gigs and it runs fine *shrug*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    ya, i've fiddled with it a bit and it's in there pretty snug....the removable back/bottom plate is keeping it in place ....i mean it sees 2 gigs and it runs fine *shrug*
    Better check it after you move it every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Better check it after you move it every time



    I'll crack it open after I get to work tomorrow and see what happens on the way there

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    What? No duct tape?



















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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    What? No duct tape?



















    I kid...I kid...
    I was damn close ....I'm still trying to think how I can engineer something to hold it down.....

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    Post a pic of the area then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Post a pic of the area then.
    Gimme a few minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    I was damn close ....I'm still trying to think how I can engineer something to hold it down.....
    Giant rubber band around the mobo.
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    Bit of foam between it and the RAM stick beneath it...so it doesn't get pushed too far down and touch it. Bit of foam on top of it...that will be between it and the cover.
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    any way to use a paper clip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    any way to use a paper clip?
    perhaps ...just dont know what issues that might cause by putting one in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Bit of foam between it and the RAM stick beneath it...so it doesn't get pushed too far down and touch it. Bit of foam on top of it...that will be between it and the cover.
    got some from a motherboard box.....that the kind you're talking about?

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    Kind of ironic that you broke a slot that holds memory named "Skill".

    Anyway, I would take the disaster a step further and pull out the little metal clips that push the ram up. Then I would push the ram down snug and hot glue a bead along the black holder.

    Hot glue would be strong enough to hold the ram, and soft enough should you ever have to remove it. It's highly resistive to current flow too.
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    OMG!!! You better just toss it out or better yet give it to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    OMG!!! You better just toss it out or better yet give it to me!
    lol....still workin' no problems....

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    yea id try putting some foam directly over the cover and coat the foam with a coffee filter that way its 100% anti-static, then glue that foam on the cover hovering over your ram, and make minor adjustments so it fits snug.. etc

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    Loop some dental floss under the one below it and tie it down.

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