Upgrading the memory in a laptop is one of the few upgrades that can be performed by a home computer user. Laptops are designed to be self-contained and transportable and as such they are made as a single unit. Upgrades to memory only requires the removal of a few screws.
Start by reading the manual for the laptop. This simple step can save some headaches. The manual will explain the laptop's maximum memory capability and the proper type of memory.
Remove the laptop's battery. This is just a safety precaution to prevent any possible damage to the computer. Also, keep the memory chip in its static proof bag until the minute it is needed.
Insert the chip gently into the socket until it seats itself. The laptop's memory chip can only be inserted in one direction. Memory chips should never be forced, but gentle firm pressure is needed when inserting the chip. Even a person doing a memory upgrade for the first time can feel the chip when it slides into place properly.