Turn the power off and turn the netbook upside down. Slide both battery catches together to release the battery.
  • Turn the power off and turn the netbook upside down.

  • Slide both battery catches together to release the battery.

  • Slide the battery out.

While there is a fairly long list of tools listed here, I was able to complete the entire guide using only a 3/64" flathead mini screwdriver (the kind you get for $0.99). I replaced the stock 500GB 5400RPM drive with the updated 7200RPM slim drive of the same line with no issues. The BIOS picked it up immediately, and I need only reinstall an OS.

Tolidano - Reply

Missing step: remove the two screws under the battery, otherwise the keyboard won’t come off

Andrea Borgia - Reply

Remove screws on the battery compartment.
  • Remove screws on the battery compartment.

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Locate the memory compartment. Using a Plastic Opening Tools, remove the screw rubber cover. Remove the screw.
  • Locate the memory compartment.

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Use a Plastic Opening Tools near the screw hole to release the cover.

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  • Using a Spudger, push both right and left metal clip to release one of the RAM module.

  • Slide out the RAM module.

  • Do the same with the second RAM module if necessary.

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Remove the screws as necessary.
  • Remove the screws as necessary.

    • For top cover removing, only remove the 2 bottom screws.

    • For Keyboard removing, remove all 4 screws.

    • The one short screw paterns to uper left screw hole directly on the PCB.

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Use a Plastic Opening Tools to release the top cover. Start from the left side. Go around on the bottom
  • Use a Plastic Opening Tools to release the top cover.

    • Start from the left side.

    • Go around on the bottom

    • Finish with the right side.

  • The top cover is still connected to the PCB with the touchpad ribbon. Handle it carefully.

excellent guide. but be careful - it's very easy to broke narrow plastic clip :(

Marcin Dudek - Reply

  • Carefully slide the top cover to the bottom in order to see the touchpad connector on the PCB.

  • Use a Spudger to slide the conector attachment black part and release the ribbon from the PCB.

  • Now you can remove the top cover

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Make sure that the two upper screws inside the RAM compartment are removed before to continue. (Refer to Step 5). Remove the keyboard 4 screws on the bottom. Use a Plastic Opening Tools to release the keyboard clips on the left and right side.
  • Make sure that the two upper screws inside the RAM compartment are removed before to continue. (Refer to Step 5).

  • Remove the keyboard 4 screws on the bottom.

  • Use a Plastic Opening Tools to release the keyboard clips on the left and right side.

There are two very small screws inside the battery compartment which hold the top edge of the keyboard. These must also be removed.

Ray James - Reply

  • At this step, the keyboard is still maintained with double-sided tape between the keyboard underside and the metallic PCB protector.

  • Carefully slide a Spudger between the keyboard underside and the metallic PCB protector near the center/right at the bottom. Use the spudger as a lever to release the keyboard from the metallic PCB protector.

  • The keyboard is still connected to the PCB with a ribbon. Handle it carefully.

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  • Carefully slide the keyboard to the top in order to see the ribbon connector on the PCB.

  • Use a Spudger to slide the connector attachment black part and release the ribbon from the PCB.

  • Now you can remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Gaetan

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Yes, you are right! I will have this added shortly.

Thank you.

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