The HP Mini 1000 netbook has an excellent keyboard, a thin and light case, and a bunch of customization options. But the mini-laptop has a few quirks too, including a glossy display that reflects glare, and a webcam that takes awfully dark images.
It turns out there’s a good reason for the dark camera: HP has placed a thin piece of film over the webcam, possibly to protect it during the manufacturing process. If you want to improve the image quality, all you need to do is crack open your display and remove the film. I say “all you have to do,” but you should be aware that this kind of minor surgery could void your warranty.
The folks at GottaBeMobile posted a link to a YouTube video today showing how to remove the film, but that video has since been pulled down. But a member of the MyHPMini forums posted an overview of the procedure a few months ago.
via Portable Monkey