Asus Eee Pc 1005HAB NetBook Disassembly / teardown Memory How To Upgrade
As always I'm on a shoe string budget on getting the latest and greatest computer toys. But when I do .. I just have to find out how they work and what can be done to upgrade them or modify them to my liking.
On to getting to the memory on this little
***If you are going to disassemble your EEEPc either the 1005HA or the 1005HAB please send a comment on this post Eee Pc 1005HAB Power issues. There may be an emerging power issue with these .. or it could just be a fluke. Thanks ***
Sorry have to do this ... Standard Warnings included here
What is needed: Clean Space to work you should have an anti-static mat and wrist strap as well.
make sure you discharge any static build up before working on any electronic components
and if you get up to get coffee or any other reason discharge again before touching anything
****** Warning this could void your warranty (if you still have one) and can render your laptop useless if you do something wrong if you are not comfortable taking this or any electronic product apart have a qualified Service Technician do if for you I take no responsibilities if you decide to to this your self. There is always a risk of electrocution as well capacitors can retain a charge and the power supply as well as the battery should be removed when any repair is made. (have to do this warning just a CYA thing) OH BTW DON'T DO THIS (ok that should cover me)********
First you need the NetBook here is what this one looks like and the spec's.. in the Mini Review of the 1005HAB
Flip the laptop over ... (after doing a safe shut down Please) and remove the battery ... and power cord if still attached.
The memory bay is accessed via 1 screw (circled) and the plastic cover
remove the screw and pry up there are plastic clips that will com free from the surrounding chassis.
I have circled the plastic keepers (clips) that will release when you pry up on the memory cover.
With the memory cover off you have direct access to the memory dimm push out on each one of the silver keepers and the module will pop up ... pull it out replace it with a 2GB module put the cover back on battery back in and continue computing bliss with your upgraded 1005HAB Mini Laptop from Asus.
I pulled the 1GB ram stick out and opted for an inexpensive 2GB module of Corsair DDR2 667mhz. Local MicroCenter had the 4GB kit on sale a while ago for 50$...
Good Luck in all of your endeavors..
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