Just in case you were wondering how easy it is to pop out the 1GB of RAM that comes with the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v and replace it with a 2GB stick, here’s your answer: Not easy. Not easy at all.
In fact, the process looks pretty much excruciating, and definitely isn’t the sort of thing that beginning computer hackers are going to want to try to attempt. MyDellMini Forum member anguish has posted a 3 part video showing all the steps it takes to replace the RAM. Why three videos? Because YouTube cuts off his videos at around 10 minutes, and it’s not until about 13 minutes in… with some video edits in place that you can even see the RAM.
In a nutshell, you need to remove the netbook’s keyboard and palm rest, then pry up the motherboard in order to get at the RAM. And then of course, you’ve got to reassemble the computer and hope that you haven’t misplaced any of the screws.
The funny thing is that Dell includes a single access panel on the bottom of the Inspiron Mini 10v. It’s for the WLAN adapter. Because you’re clearly going to need to access that more often than the RAM, right?
You can check out the three part video series after the break.