I get why people like to disassemble laptops to see what’s inside. Because once you know that, you know whether it will be easy to upgrade the memory, storage, or other components — or install additional modules like Bluetooth, GPS, or 3G. But when it comes to tiny tablet-style devices like the Archos 7 Home Tablet, let’s be honest. There’s no way you’re going to do any serious hacking. There’s just not enough room inside.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to at least see what’s on the inside. Fortunately we don’t have to actually dissect one to find out, because the folks at nDevil have already done it for us — and they’ve posted a video to prove it.

The one thing that I did learn from the video is that the Archos 7 has an 18.5Whr battery – which could be user replaceable if you’re willing to risk opening up your system. After dissecting their unit and putting it back together, the folks at nDevil found that the Archos 7 simply didn’t work anymore.

You can check out the video after the break.

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2 replies on “Archos 7 Home tablet disassembled”

  1. I don’t know Brad… recently I … er.. dropped a Chinese tablet and it split open.. and what blew me away was how much EXTRA space was inside and available inside. I got the feeling the only reason they didn’t make it thinner was because of the materials used.

    If they had use better/sturdier (more expensive) materials it could have been thinner, but as it was… they could easily fit in a PCI usb connector and added 3G or just about any other connectivity option and even another slim battery.

    Webcam anyone? I think we’re bound to see some creative hacking as the devices start to proliferate more.

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