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Anyone know how to get a new memory module installed in the Aspire One AOD255???

I heard you have to remove seven screws on teh back but it seems very tricky to open the case without breaking  something.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

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by:Kris Montgomery
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Hi!

Here is what you need: http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-to/aspire-one-10-ram.aspx#axzz15Pxzstxt

Let me know if that helps.

Thanks!

mug
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This link is for a different model of the Asoire.  The D255 doesn't have a hatch to open, it's all one piece on the back.
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by:Kris Montgomery
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Booyah!

I got on live chat with this company and they found a video for me [you]. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EfzckyZMTk

Please give your props to http://www.memorystock.com.   I have never used them, but they helped us out at midnight. :)

Here is the chat transcript:
mug: Documentation on how to replace/upgrade ram on Acer Aspire One D255
Shyma: Welcome, you are now connected to Shyma from Technical Support Department.
Shyma: please wait
mug: Sure.
Shyma: http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&;source=web&cd=4&ved=0CC4QtwIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.user-guides.co.uk%2Fcddownload%2FAcer%2FAcerAspire%2FAcer-Aspire-ONE-D255-2509-XP-Driver-CD-Recovery-Restore-765128.html&rct=j&q=Aspire%20One%20D255%20memory%20installation%20guide&ei=gRviTPyKCYSqvQPJxMToDg&usg=AFQjCNFdQBU5Yg9OU2F79ridjqQ4w7BD7Q&sig2=D0l9P714wIvSeqWmRL2Oug&cad=rja
Shyma: try with the above link
Shyma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EfzckyZMTk
Shyma: you can try with the above link too
mug: Perfect. The video link will be great. Thank you.
mug: I will be sending my customers to you.
Shyma: Thank you for using Memorystock Live Chat Support. It is our great pleasure to serve you. If you need any other memory help or information please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also email us at info@memorystock.com.
Shyma: thank you
This Live Chat session is no longer active


Good Luck!

mug
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by:Kris Montgomery
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Oh, and crucial.com shows the specs for what memory to use. There were two versions of the D255 listed, so you might check them both out.  One with DDR2 and one with DDR3 ram.

D255 with Intel Atom N450 processor
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Aspire%20One%20D255%20(Intel%20Atom%20N450)%20DDR2

D255 with Intel Atom N550 processor
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Aspire%20One%20D255%20(Intel%20Atom%20N550)%20DDR3

Let me know if you need help verifying which system you have.

Thanks.

mug
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by:BigSky260
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Cute videos but they don't apply to the AOD255-1268.  My model has no hatches, no screws under rubber feet.

Lots of links to the video from other sites, but nothing that works.
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Regardless of the screw placement; did you remove all the screws and start from that point?

Thanks!

mug
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I removed the seven screws  on the back, but very difficult to open up the back . Afraid to crack the keyboard facia.  Any tips on how to get it apart without cracking anything?
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Make sure there isn't another screw somewhere on the back.  You mentioned that there isn't any hatches, however is there a place for the hard drive?

HP and Dell both have models that contain a screw that needs to be removed and it is hidden nicely under the hard drive hatch/cover.

There may be tabs across the top that must be released.  Brands usually have similar form factors, so you may want to watch videos or see the manuals (I couldn't find any manuals that mention RAM replacement/upgrade) for other similar models.

I wish I could be there to help, it is probably a simple process after you have done it once.  Easy for me too say, eh?!?

Regarding how to release the clips/tabs, here is my advice: (PREFACE: I know this will sound ridiculous.)    Be firm, but not forceful when releasing the clips/tabs around the top.  <-- that sounds even more lame than before I typed it.  

The video I sent earlier doesn't show you how to do it, but it can be done.  If you can, just use your fingernails to pop each one.  With a bit of effort you will be able to find each one.  Once you have one done, the others will show themselves.

I apologize for not having more information.  Let me know if I can help more (or at all).

Thanks!

mug
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Ignore the first couple sentences.  I think I found a demo video that showed the bottom of your computer and it doesn't have a hdd cover.

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by:BigSky260
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thanks, I'll give it a try.  Will let you know how it turns out.
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To remove the keyboard:

With a small jewlers flat-head screwdriver, push the little tabs above the F4,F8,F12,and Del keys all the way in.  They may not want to go at first, but be persistant.

There are fixed tabs by the Esc, Tab and \ keys. I "attacked" the keyboard by the "\" key and, by prying, freed it there first.  I suggest freeing  the keyboard by the "esc" key next.  Then the keyboard should pop out.
I have five of these to do.  The first one looks a little rough.  If I learn more I'll post it.  I have heard you can use a credit card to mitigate the "damage".  It didn't work for me, but the right piece of plastic might.  Good luck!
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Let us know if any of these solutions worked for you.  Thanks!

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