These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Refer to the HP Mini 210 troubleshooting guide to diagnose hardware issues.
Identification and Background ¶
Remove the battery to reveal the sticker containing the model number and product number.
If your computer turns on, you can verify the model number by pressing fn+esc during power-on. This will display an HP System Information window containing the model number and product number.
Hewlett Packard released the HP Mini 210 netbook to the market in January of 2010 at a base price of just $299. It contains a dual-threaded Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB of hard drive storage, and a battery lasting up to 10 hours per charge. It can perform basic tasks such as web surfing or word processing. Its portable size and 2.7-pound weight enables users to bring it anywhere.
The HP Mini 210 HD succeded the Mini 210, and it contains a faster processor and a 720p display.
Helpful Tools ¶
Spudger - The spudger is the magical opening tool that makes prying things apart simple and safe.
Plastic Opening Tools - Much like the Spudger, above, the plastic opening tool helps you separate fragile parts without marring or damaging them.
Phillips #00 Screwdriver - The #00 screwdriver is a very commonly used tool.
Anti-Static Mat - This antistatic mat will help make sure your device isn't damaged by static discharge while being worked on.
- Hard Drive: A hard drive upgrade will provide more storage space and faster data transfer speeds, which can increase overall performance.
- Random Access Memory: A RAM upgrade will improve multitasking capabilities as well as overall system performance.
- Battery: A battery upgrade will improve battery life.
- GPS/WWAN Card: The installation of a GPS/WWAN card (subscription required) will allow you to access the internet on the go! It also can enable GPS functionality in supported software.