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I actually found the memory slots easy to locate. I purchased
this machine without memory, and the memory slots have a
distinctive size. For anyone else, look at the memory module
sizes, and imagine what slots you see would fit it.
On 11/7/2020 12:10 PM, Brian Vogel
Personally, I have less issue with laptop than desktop,
as it's almost impossible not to have the whole stick push in to
its slot correctly in a laptop because they're so short. It's
generally a simple push in, then push down, or push in while also
at the same time pushing down until you hear those metal spring
For someone who's blind, I'll bet that auditory cue is
both more pronounced and more consistent than the plastic pincers
making any audible signal in a desktop are.
Removing and replacing memory is one of the simplest
things there is to do, once you know how to do it. The big
challenge that I'd anticipate for someone who's blind, and who's
never done this before, is actually locating the memory itself.
It's at least reasonably easy in a desktop, but you really don't
want to be poking and groping around in the case if you don't have
to, and there are certain other things that I'd imagine might be
possible to mistake for a memory stick.
In the case of a laptop, if it has a bay door for
memory you're golden, and have instant, limited access. However,
a very great many more recent laptops, including the one I'm
typing from, do not have these bay doors anymore and you have to
tear down the whole machine to get to memory. And I have no
compunction about saying that your average Joe or Jane, blind or
sighted, should not be doing this unless they're prepared to deal
with the possible consequences of doing something wrong during the
tear-down or reassembly.
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs -
they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when
turned off and on.
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