The cost of RAM is steadily going up again I notice, if you will be using this laptop for another year or 2 just go buy the extra RAM.
DO note though that having more memory also means using more battery power.
I just tried the "remove the battery" trick, and it worked!!! Then re-install the battery and it quits working. Take it back out, again it works.
Any solution to this problem? I am in the same boat after a reinstall.