Introduction

Removing the top cover is a mandatory step before to access the keyboard screw and go deeper inside the Eee PC 1215N.

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.

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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 :(

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  • 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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Conclusion

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

Gaetan

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Unrelated. My Asus VX-6 recently had the blue USB 3.0 ports stop working. Now the Ethernet connection is intermittent, goes away, come back, over and over again. Are those 3 ports on the right hand side part of the main board or separate boards?

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