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Add a memory module to a Lenovo Thonkpad P14S

I had a quick look at this ....


Ive removed the sim card door 

What next ? 

Multi tasking here .. 

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You can't "add" a memory module to this Thinkpad, as there is just 1 slot. Rather you need to remove the current module & replace it with a new one.

For that you need to remove the base cover of the laptop. The Ram is located between the battery & the heatpipe that cools the CPU. There seems to be a plastic foil covering the module, so you may need to peel that off first. Check page 75 onward of the manual. Removal of the Sim-card stuff is only part of the removal process so you can remove the base cover. The Sim-card stuff protrudes from the mainboard & into the slot of the cover, it would probably break off if you don't remove it first...
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Page 75 lists 2 prerequisites before how to swap memory (on page 76)  

To quote:
1040 Memory module (for selected models)
For access, remove these FRUs in order:
• “Removing the nano-SIM card and the nano-SIM-card tray” on page 70
• “1020 Base cover assembly” on page 72

So now that you did the first, you need to do the second, remove the base cover assembly.  

Then you can proceed to the next page

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Looks like you work from the back of the lapop where the hinges are ...will give that a go 
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16 gig memory module added  to his laptop (8 welded to mother board)  - So he is now at 24 gig total

The Sim slot door had to be removed first – knew that
The back cover was quite difficult to remove.  It had to be removed from the hinge end first.
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