Introduction

Use this guide to completely replace the motherboard.

Image 1/2: Push both of the battery release latches toward each other. Image 2/2: Push both of the battery release latches toward each other.
  • With the case closed, place the Mini 1000 top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Push both of the battery release latches toward each other.

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  • Lift the battery out of the Mini 1000 from the edge closest to the release latches.

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Image 1/1: One 6 mm Phillips screw
  • Remove the following two screws:

    • One 6 mm Phillips screw

    • One 4 mm Phillips screw

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Image 1/3: While pushing through the opening with one hand, grasp the left upper edge with the other hand and slightly pull the keyboard towards you. Image 2/3: Once an opening has been established, grasp the keyboard and slowly lift it upwards along the upper perimeter of the top edge. Image 3/3: Once an opening has been established, grasp the keyboard and slowly lift it upwards along the upper perimeter of the top edge.
  • To facilitate the removal of the keyboard, it is recommended to push the keyboard outwards with one hand through the opening (highlighted in the third picture) located on the backside of the Mini 1000.

  • While pushing through the opening with one hand, grasp the left upper edge with the other hand and slightly pull the keyboard towards you.

  • Once an opening has been established, grasp the keyboard and slowly lift it upwards along the upper perimeter of the top edge.

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  • Lift the keyboard out of the upper case, minding the cable that is still connecting it to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself.
  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the cable out of its socket and remove the keyboard.

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Image 1/2: Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself. Image 2/2: Pull the SIM card ribbon cable out of its socket and peel it off the top of the hard drive enclosure.
  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the SIM card ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the SIM card ribbon cable out of its socket and peel it off the top of the hard drive enclosure.

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Image 1/1: Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, '''not''' the socket itself.
  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the hard drive cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

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  • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive to the lower case.

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  • Lift the hard drive up and out of the lower case, being careful not to damage its cable in the process.

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Image 1/1: There are three different variations of the covers:
  • Using the sharp tip of a spudger, pry and remove the four plastic screw covers from the underside of the HP Mini 1000.

  • There are three different variations of the covers:

    • The two bottom covers are short in height and are notched to prevent incorrect insertion

    • The upper right cover is taller in height and is notched.

    • The upper left cover is taller in height and is not notched.

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  • Remove the four 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the upper case to the lower case.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the upper case to the lower case.
  • Flip the computer over and open the display.

  • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the upper case to the lower case.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pry and rock the spudger upwards to create a small gap between the upper case and lower case. Image 2/2: Continue the previously described motion along the right edge of the upper case to release the clips securing the upper case to the lower case.
  • Wedge the flat end of a spudger in between the upper case and lower case near the bottom right corner of the display.

  • Carefully pry and rock the spudger upwards to create a small gap between the upper case and lower case.

  • Continue the previously described motion along the right edge of the upper case to release the clips securing the upper case to the lower case.

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  • Repeat the same procedure as mentioned in the previous step to release the clips along the left side of the upper case.

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Image 1/1: The upper case is still attached via the TouchPad ribbon cable that is connected to the motherboard. '''Do not remove it completely just yet.'''
  • Grasp the upper case and carefully lift it slightly upwards, freeing it from any remaining clips.

  • The upper case is still attached via the TouchPad ribbon cable that is connected to the motherboard. Do not remove it completely just yet.

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Image 1/1: Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the TouchPad cable ZIF socket.
  • Lay the upper case on top of the upper portion of the motherboard.

  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the TouchPad cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the TouchPad ribbon cable out of its socket.

  • Remove the upper case from the HP Mini 1000.

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Image 1/3: Pull the SD card out of the lower case. Image 2/3: Pull the SD card out of the lower case. Image 3/3: Pull the SD card out of the lower case.
  • Push the SD card toward the inside of the computer to unlock it from the lower case.

  • Pull the SD card out of the lower case.

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  • If present, peel the sticker up off the top of the Wi-Fi board to reveal the Wi-Fi antenna connectors.

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Image 1/3: During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the '''"MAIN"''' terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the '''"AUX"''' terminal. Image 2/3: During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the '''"MAIN"''' terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the '''"AUX"''' terminal. Image 3/3: During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the '''"MAIN"''' terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the '''"AUX"''' terminal.
  • Pry the Wi-Fi antenna connectors (2 total) up off the Wi-Fi board.

  • During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The green labeled antenna is connected to the "MAIN" terminal and the white labeled antenna is connected to the "AUX" terminal.

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  • Remove the single 3 mm Phillips screw securing Wi-Fi board to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Grasp the Wi-Fi board and lift it straight away from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Upon removing the Phillips screw that secures the Wi-Fi board to the motherboard, the Wi-Fi board should pop up from its top side nearest the antenna sockets.

  • Grasp the Wi-Fi board and lift it straight away from its socket on the motherboard.

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  • Remove the two 2.5 mm Phillips screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard.

A magnetic Philips #0 makes this much easier to reassemble than non-magnetic.

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Image 1/2: Before reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste to the CPU. We have a [guide|744|thermal paste guide] that makes it easy. Image 2/2: Only apply a new layer of thermal paste to the face of the CPU. The CPU is the large processor located closest to the fan.
  • Carefully lift the heat sink off the face of the motherboard and de-route the curved section from next to the fan.

  • Before reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste to the CPU. We have a thermal paste guide that makes it easy.

  • Only apply a new layer of thermal paste to the face of the CPU. The CPU is the large processor located closest to the fan.

This reassembly needs to precede the installation of the the plastic that covers the fan.

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  • If present, carefully peel the piece of tape covering the WWAN board.

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Image 1/2: During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The red labeled antenna is connected to the '''"MAIN"''' terminal and the blue labeled antenna is connected to the '''"AUX"''' terminal. Image 2/2: During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The red labeled antenna is connected to the '''"MAIN"''' terminal and the blue labeled antenna is connected to the '''"AUX"''' terminal.
  • Pry the WWAN antenna connectors (2 total) up off the WWAN board.

  • During reassembly, remember to correctly connect the antenna cables to their respective terminals. The red labeled antenna is connected to the "MAIN" terminal and the blue labeled antenna is connected to the "AUX" terminal.

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Image 1/3: During reassembly, before securing the WWAN board to the upper case, be sure the metal bracket is correctly placed (as highlighted in the second picture). Image 2/3: Be cautious of the metal bracket's displacement. It can easily become lost during disassembly. Image 3/3: Be cautious of the metal bracket's displacement. It can easily become lost during disassembly.
  • Remove the single 3 mm Phillips screw securing the WWAN metal bracket and WWAN board to the motherboard.

  • During reassembly, before securing the WWAN board to the upper case, be sure the metal bracket is correctly placed (as highlighted in the second picture).

  • Be cautious of the metal bracket's displacement. It can easily become lost during disassembly.

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Image 1/2: Grasp the WWAN board and pull it straight out of its socket on the motherboard. Image 2/2: Grasp the WWAN board and pull it straight out of its socket on the motherboard.
  • Upon removing the Phillips screw that secures the WWAN board to the motherboard, the WWAN board should pop up from its left side.

  • Grasp the WWAN board and pull it straight out of its socket on the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pry the Bluetooth board off the motherboard and remove it from the Mini 1000. Image 2/2: Carefully pry the Bluetooth board off the motherboard and remove it from the Mini 1000.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the Bluetooth cable connector out of its socket on the motherboard.

  • Carefully pry the Bluetooth board off the motherboard and remove it from the Mini 1000.

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  • If present, carefully peel back the piece of black film attached to the heat sink to reveal the PRAM battery and its cable.

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Image 1/2: Pull the connector parallel to the face of the motherboard toward the fan side of the computer. Image 2/2: Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the PRAM battery off the adhesive securing it to the motherboard.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the PRAM battery connector out of its socket on the motherboard.

  • Pull the connector parallel to the face of the motherboard toward the fan side of the computer.

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the PRAM battery off the adhesive securing it to the motherboard.

  • Remove the PRAM battery.

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  • If present, remove the large piece of black adhesive film covering the area around the fan.

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  • If present, remove the pieces of black cloth tape securing the antenna cables to the motherboard.

Prepare steps 24-22 on reinstallation, so you know where to line up the tape. These steps go somewhat together on reassembly.

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Image 1/2: Speaker cable Image 2/2: Microphone cable
  • Use the flat end of a spudger or your fingers to disconnect the following cables:

    • Speaker cable

    • Microphone cable

    • Fan cable

    • Power cable

    • Display data cable

  • Do not lift the connectors up as you disconnect them from the motherboard. Push the connectors out of their sockets parallel to the face of the logic board toward the display assembly. Use extra care when disconnecting the display data cable, as its connector and socket are fragile.

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Image 1/2: Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to lift the power switch lever out of the Mini 1000. Image 2/2: Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to lift the power switch lever out of the Mini 1000.
  • Remove the 2.5 mm Phillips screw securing the power switch lever to the lower case.

  • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to lift the power switch lever out of the Mini 1000.

Bend the levers in step 35+36 slightly before reassembly, so that the screws push them down tighter. The levers appear to slacken with age.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers or your fingers to remove the wireless on/off switch lever from the Mini 1000. Image 2/2: Use tweezers or your fingers to remove the wireless on/off switch lever from the Mini 1000.
  • Remove the 2.5 mm Phillips screw securing the wireless on/off switch lever to the lower case.

  • Use tweezers or your fingers to remove the wireless on/off switch lever from the Mini 1000.

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Image 1/2: Pry up the USB bracket and remove it from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Pry up the USB bracket and remove it from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips screws securing the USB bracket to the lower case.

  • Pry up the USB bracket and remove it from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the single 4.5 mm Phillips screw securing the motherboard to the lower case near the fan.

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  • Carefully lift the motherboard from its right edge and remove it from the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

When reinstalling, insert left side first, slightly pry right side of case to get motherboard to seat.

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There's another four wire connector on the back of the board on the right, connected to an unused item that appears to be USB (but that would have five wires, right?)

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Image 1/2: The RAM chip should pop up slightly from its socket. Image 2/2: Pull the RAM chip out of its socket and remove it from the Mini 1000.
  • Use your fingers to simultaneously pull both RAM retaining arms away from the center of the RAM chip.

  • The RAM chip should pop up slightly from its socket.

  • Pull the RAM chip out of its socket and remove it from the Mini 1000.

  • Motherboard remains.

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Conclusion

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

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