06-19-2019 06:36 PM
Just purchased Hp 17-BY1033dx laptop. Am trying to install additional RAM. Removed the 4 screws on the back, but it doesn't seem to want to come off. What more do I need to do?
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06-19-2019 06:40 PM
See chapter 6 of the service manual for how to remove the bottom cover.
There are a whole lot more than 4 screws you have to remove...some are hiding under the rubber feet.
06-23-2019 08:59 PM
Thanks for the response. I was actually wondering if there were hidden screws i didn't know about. I was trying to find the service manual on line to check chapter 6 like you suggested. Haven't had much luck yet. Will keep trying. In the meantime I called HP tech support to see if they would talk to me. They told me my laptop would not accept any more RAM. He said it came with one 8 G chip and that the other slot was just a dummy slot. Never heard of such a thing. I bought the laptop at Best Buy and they also sold me the extra 8 G RAM chip. They said their GEEK squad would install it for $40.00.. Only problem, they didn't have it in stock and had to ship it to me. Guess I will take it back to Best Buy and see if they will install it for me. My guess is the guy at HP tech support is wrong. If not I will ask Best Buy for a return on the extra RAM. I didn't want to go ahead and try to install the extra RAM just in case he is right.
Do you think the HP tech support guy knows what he is talking about?
06-23-2019 09:12 PM
You're very welcome.
I gave you the link to the service manual in my last reply.
It seems like the right one to me as it lists your model series in the first section of chapter 1.
And if you look at chapter 1, page 2 of the service manual, the memory upgrade info based on your PC's specs, clearly states that the memory can be expanded up to 16 GB (2 x 8 GB).
So I would have to say the person you spoke to at HP is incorrect.