Most Asus netbooks have one or more access panels on the bottom that make it easy to upgrade the RAM or hard drive without dissecting the computer. The Asus Eee PC 1008HA does not. The 1008HA is the company’s thinnest and lightest netbook with a 10 inch display, but in order to keep the laptop slim, Asus used a non user-replaceable battery and eliminated the RAM and HDD access panels.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to upgrade the machine. YouTube member rohitbhosale has posted two videos showing how to disassemble the Eee PC 1008HA so you can access the RAM and hard drive. You’ll need to remove the keyboard, pry apart the case, and probably void your warranty.
Even if you have no intention of following these steps yourself, it’s worth watching the first video just to get a good look at the long and thin battery, which should give you a pretty good idea why we won’t be seeing extended batteries for this netbook anytime soon.
The first video shows how to disassemble the netbook, while the second shows how to put it back together. You can find them both after the break.
via Eee PC Italia