⬆️ Level Up Dell Inspiron 1525

This blog post describes how to upgrade an old Dell Inspiron 1525 with new SSD and memory.


I've changed the old mechanical hard drive by an ASL 120GB:
ASL- Disque SSD Interne - F500S - 120 Go - 3D NAND, SATA - 2,5 Interface: SATA 6Gb / s De facteur: 2.5 "7mm Flash NAND: 3D NAND Dimensions: 69,9 mm (L) * 100 mm (L) * 7 mm (H)
Note that SSD drive are generally smaller than mechanical ones. So you'll have to use a spacer, or some double-sided tape: SSD Fix

Add memory

Inspiron 1525 comes with 3GB of RAM, you can go up to 4GB.

Open your laptop

Remove the battery: Laptop back closed Remove the screws: Laptop back open

Change RAM banks

Pull the ties: Removing bank Then fit the new banks.

Reboot and test memory

Reboot and press F12 and run diagnosis. End memory test Run memory test

Et voilà !

You can now use your Inspiron 1525 a few more years.