Asus Eee PC 1005HA Hard Drive Replacement
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Install new Hard Drive
- Author: Mitchell Cesare
- Time required: 15 to 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Turn the laptop over and open it
Use plastic opener tool to lift keyboard up off of the laptop
Alternatively, keyboard can be pushed upwards from underneath by inserting rod (toothpick) into holes recently vacated by metal tabs in prior step
Do not completely remove keyboard just yet. A ribbon connects the underside of the keyboard to the laptop.
Lift up (towards display) the pins on either side of the ribbon connector and then detach ribbon
In a different incarnation, the ribbon connector may be loosened by sliding the latch away from you, one side at a time, not lifting
Be very careful if using metal tools, you are working close to surface-mounted board components
Detach plastic clips (5). You need to run a plastic opening tool along the underside of the top half and you will hear the 'clicks' of the clips coming undone. Note: top plastic is fragile. Also Note: There are two miniature LEDs "exposed" in the top edge of the bottom casing, at bottom right. Be very careful not to damage these with your tool.
Remove plastic covering
Remove hard drive by carefully pulling to the left by the black plastic ribbon attached to the drive encasing, then ease up on the left and out.
Be careful when re-inserting that the WiFi antenna cable (visible as a black loop below the disk in the 2nd photo) is not trapped under the leg of the drive encasing.