DIY HP Mini 1000 memory up-grade how to HP Mini 1151nr Verizon branded Memory Upgrade how to.
If you ever want to know if something is durable or not give it to a 6 year old to use for a month. That will tell you!!
Kid tested Dad approved.
So we have had the HP Mini 1000 in the house for about a month now. The littlest one has been using it for internet access at the coffee table for the entire time. She is enthralled with www.starfall.com (a great learning sight for the little ones) and of course www.disney.com something about Hannah Montana???
BTW I am still waiting for the recovery disk from HP it was ordered over a month ago.. I don't think I will ever get it ... going to call and have the case escalated in the next couple of days. Come ON HP how difficult is it?????
Well I know that this is a very simple procedure but may as well outline it while I'm not busy. so here goes
If you are looking for 1024x768 on an HP Mini 1000 or 1100 (1154NR, 1151NR)
First the Netbook I still can't get over how stunning the display is and the shinny exterior.. The design IMO is just Mavalous.
The biggest disappointment with this HP Mini 1000 and other NetBooks is the display .. Unfortunately the 1024X576 on the 10.1 inch display is just unusable of any professional applications, or connecting to Terminal Server, Citrix. This NetBook would have been better off with a 10.1 inch screen with the resolution of 1280X800 like HP Mini 2133 I reviewed earlier this month... HERE
I even like the plastic outer casing with the visual design with the glossy finish ... if you are picky about finger prints and every thing else these NetBooks are not for you.. Finger prints and grime will show up immediately on the finish. I am amazed that it has held up as well as it shows... with the 6 year old using it for as long as she has.
Turn off the NetBook flip it over and here is what you have, remove the battery the latches are circled. And where I started to pry the memory cover is circled.
Like I mentioned before just pry the memory cover off .. if you don't have any finger nails left you can slip a cut up "credit card" (only thing those damn things are good for) in an pry up a bit till you can get a hold of it. There are no screws holding this in place ... just don't break off the little plastic nibs that keep it in place.
And Voila you now have full access to the memory ... I pulled the 1GB ram stick out and opted for an inexpensive 2GB module of Corsair DDR2 667mhz. I have had this one hanging around from other upgrades / downgrades. Local MicroCenter had the 4GB kit on sale a while ago for 50$...
Hope this helps someone...
It shows the 2GB upgrade and it works... click on the image for a bigger picture.