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Ripping Apart an Eee Pc

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Well I know I said that my next post would be able my windows setup on the Revo, but I thought I’d just quickly share the fun I had ripping my Eee Pc to bits.

As I mentioned in my last post I have a broken Eee Pc when I was one night for the lack of a better word hammered and I somehow managed to put the netbook on the floor and then proceed to put one of my desk chairs wheels on top of it and sit down. This put a rather large crack in the screen and meant that I had to claim on my insurance to get a new one. It worked out to get it done professionally it would be more expensive to replace the screen rather than merely replacing it, so I bought a brand new Eee PC and the insurance company didn’t want back my original.

The Eee still worked perfectly if plugged an external monitor so I had installed Windows Server 2008 so I could have a mess around as I am currently working towards a MCITP Enterprise Administrator certification. After getting to grips with the basics of Server 2008 I didn’t require the OS anymore as I interact with production servers every day at work. So after removing the RAM for my Revo I decided to have a look at what everything looks like.

Firstly taking the netbook apart wasn’t as easy as I first thought,  it is very well made and all credit is due to Asus for their design. I now have a huge pile of tiny screws that I had to remove. It did at times require a bit of force and I did end up cracking the plastic surrounds in some places but I had no intention of ever using it again so I was not too worried.

Anywhere here is a quick snap shot of all the parts that I’ve managed to get out, minus the hard drive and RAM and battery which I’ve already put to good use (hard drive in an external caddy, battery as spare for replacement Eee and RAM in the Revo of course.)

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I think I’m going to get the motherboard framed, not many people have a Eee Pc Motherboard on their wall i imagine. The keyboard my flatmate wants to attempt to mount it, I would love it if he could put the touch pad on the mount as well and make it wireless that would be fantastic. The rest I’m not too sure what to do with it, the tiny graphics card, the monitor and the plastic surrounds any suggestions of something useful to do with these would be great.

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