. Locate the two keyboard locking tabs at the base of the keyboard panel. The first tab
is located below the“Fn” key and the second tab is located below the“Home”key. With a
MEMORY INSTALLATION GUIDE
screwdriver or a paper
clip, unlock the key-
board panel from the
computer chassis by
sliding both locking
tabs toward the front
of the system.
5. To completely release the
keyboard panel from the
chassis, lift the front of the
keyboard panel up about a
quarter of an inch. Then slide
the keyboard panel forward
about a quarter of an inch.
6. Carefully rotate the front
keyboard panel away from
you and rest it, upside down,
on the display screen.
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The Sony VAIO PCG-XG9 comes standard with 128MB (two 64MB modules) of
removable memory. It can be expanded to a maximum of 256MB† by installing
the following Viking Components memory options into its two available
Caution: Do not disconnect
or place tension on the
cable connecting the key-
board panel to the system
2MB PC100 Memory Module
4MB PC100 Memory Module
28MB PC100 Memory Module
Requires removal of the standard memory modules.
7. Locate the two memory expansion slots
on the left side of the open compartment.
Also locate the off-center key on each of the
slots.Each slot will be occupied with a 64MB
standard memory module. If you wish to
upgrade your system past 128MB, the stan-
dard memory modules will need to be
removed. Proceed to step 8 for instructions
on how to remove a memory module.
Electro Static Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Before touching the mem-
ory module,ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by touching a grounded metal
Note:The memory expansion slot closest
to the front of the system must always be
occupied with a memory module.
.Turn the computer off and disconnect the AC power supply and any other cables from
Note: If the unit appears to be powered down, ensure that it is not in Suspend
2.Turn the computer upside down. Remove the battery from the system. If you are not 8.To remove a memory module, locate the retaining clips on both sides of the memory
familiar with this procedure, please refer to your computer’s“Owner’s Manual.”
module. Gently pull both clips away from the module, then lift the module out of its
3. Locate the single hold-
ing screw toward the cen-
ter of the bottom panel.
Remove only this screw
with a small Phillips screw
driver. Then carefully
return the system right
side up and open the dis-