04-09-2019 05:07 AM
I know this may have been asked before but I wanted to double check with someone who has actually taken one of these laptops apart......
The service manual says 2Gb RAM soldered and makes no mention of a second slot however I have checked on ebay for the board numbers identified in the service manual
Part 814051-001, or -501 or -601
....and all the pictures I can see show a board with a slot where one can put a RAM module in. To save me actually tearing the thing apart can anyone confirm if in fact I can upgrade the RAM from the 2Gb to, say, 4Gb or 8Gb??
04-09-2019 06:03 AM
I see the same thing. What is being offered as 814051-xxx boards all have a memory slot which would mean you can upgrade to at least 4 gigs and likely 8 gigs. However, the Service Manual clearly says this board has 2 gigs "on-board".
Intel Celeron N3050 processor with 2 GB of on-board system memory 814051-001,
I found at least one picture of a board with soldered on memory however, but the picture is bad and the part number is listed as 814050-001:
You could call the HP Parts Store and see if maybe they have an official image of the part they can look at and tell you if it has a slot or soldered on memory. Other than that I think you need to open it up unfortunately.
04-09-2019 08:04 AM
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I guess it might be that it was originally shipped with the soldered board but any replacement boards are with the slot. Too right too if that is the case - fancy selling a Windows 8/10 laptop with only 2Gb RAM that cannot be upgraded. Unforgivable!!
If anyone else has actually cracked one open I'd appreciate tehir definitive view before I embark on the task 🙂