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.
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Thank you! this helped me no end. I was able to remove the connector on top of the Motherboard (the black one) and also there is an additional connector top left by the screen.
I used ram from Crucial (2GB 200-Pin DDR2 PC2 6400 CL6 800mhz : Part CT25664AC800) Which worked like a charm.
Good video…. If I may add.
1) Be careful where you place the top panel when you remove it. The is a small heat-sink pad that could collect dirt/dust and spoil some of your cooling.
2) When you reinstall the little motherboard be sure to line up the post with the hole marked H1 near the cpu/fan heat sink area.
3) My computer failed to recognize the memory upgrade when 1st turned on…. I updated the bios and rebooted…. then it saw the memory…. Not sure which made the memory show up.
Wow, didn’t realize it would be so complicated when I ordered my RAM!
Anyway, thanks for the great Howto videos 🙂 – think I’ll wait a while before invalidating the warranty though..
No no no. It’s not complicated. Just do it nice and calm, and you should be just fine! I must say, it did this little thing good, installing 2gb ram module, without a shadow of doubt!
Very nicely done!
I wonder, before doing this witch RAM should I use – If I do go for 800Mhz modules – WITCH ones did you get, exactly – so I know that it will work..? And, is it a 2gb module (product/modelnumber)?
I will go for 2gb ram and a small SSD harddrive(Scott: what do you mean by Kingston V? The V-series (is that the notebook series)
Go Sahil! 🙂
Just did this. Replaced ram and new 128 ssd, Everything went good. 1- 1.5 hrs. Used the Kingston V. A little wierd fit, but no problems! Cloning drive now with the Kingston notebook kit transfer Acronis software.
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