Asus Eee Pc 1005HAB Tear-down Dissasembly How To get to Hard Drive PART 2
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Asus Eee Pc 1005HAB Tear-down Dissasembly How To get to Hard Drive
If you want to see my review of the 1005HAB its here
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
How to get to the Hard Drive to replace it Asus Eee PC 1005HAB / Hard drive replacement how to Eee Pc 1005HA
after you get the memory cover off ... there is one screw that needs to be removed. circled
after you flip it back over (gently) you will find 4 keepers at the top of the keyboard these need to be pushed in while pulling up on the keyboard.. to release it. sorry the pictures don't show very well got to work on Macro Picture taking .. more light better zoom. After all of the clips are released the keyboard will be free to fold back on the touch pad.. It might not seem that way but as long as you have all of the screws out including the one in the memory bay it will come loose ... there is a piece of double sided tape that is adhered to the keyboard as well (shown in later pictures). But don't just rip the keyboard up ... you have to remember the delicate ribbon cable underneath still attached to the system-board.
There are 2 clips up at the top of the chassis circled as well you will need to remember when you are finally ready to take the top bezel off
fold the keyboard back on to the touch pad and you can get to the ribbon cable for the keyboard and the touch pad.
once you have the keyboard off ... there are 5 screws for got to circle the one in the top left by the LCD hinge...
Note the yellow sticker .. if removed or broken... Warranty VOID
And I have an arrow pointing to the double sided tape that caused a bit of trouble taking the keyboard off .. though there was a hidden screw somewhere.
after all of the screws are out you will need to use a Spudger ( plastic thing that you use for all Mac products iPod's iBooks... its like the classic tool google it lol ) or a cut up credit card .. (like I have said before its the only thing they are good for... computer repair)
there are plastic keepers all the way around the chassis you need to wedge the CC or Spudger all the way around the outside of the laptop including up by the LCD screen until all of the keepers come loose they snap .. sounds like you are breaking it .. just be very careful.
once you have the top bezel free if you have not already disconnected the track pad ribbon do it now..
you can see the hard drive WAHOOO its a standard laptop sized SATA drive... and should take a larger hard drive.. like I said before I wanted to put a 500GB in to see how it would do but as I continued ... DOH !!! more impending doom fell from the sky and I had to quickly put it back together ... but you get the idea
disconnect the zif cable from the power board to the system board and the 2 screws on the side and one you can just see circled pull out the drive remove the hard drive carrier (4 more screws one on each corner of the drive) .. and slap a new drive in and your rockin and rollin ... put back together in reverse order ...
Good Luck in all of your endeavors..
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