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    What to do when boredom ensues?...

    ...dismantle your eeePC of course!!

    first off.. sorry about the crud pictures (don't have a proper camera so just using my phone...)
    secondly... i hold no responsibility if you b0rk your eee by following this... tis done under your own risk..

    lets begin:

    first up is just a piccy of the awaiting eee...


    so the first real step is to turn her over and undo her buttons (ooh er matron)
    just remove the battery, unscrew all six screws from the base, and then unscrew the access plate aswell


    after doing that and removing the plate you will be left with:


    now, flip her over and open her up.
    at the top of the keyboard there are 3 clips, press all three back and the keyboard should just come free from the plate (don't yank it tho... cos the cable is still attached )


    the aforementioned keyboard cable...


    to disconnect the cable just slide the two clips (thats are either side) up, and the cable will gently pull out


    now.. set the keyboard to one side (with the screws that you should have set aside )
    and you may notice that the touchpad also needs disconnecting... it is much the same as the keyboard connection.. so just slide the little bar that locks it in place forward, and then gently pull on the blue tab.


    et voila, the front is done...
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    now... to remove that top plate

    remove all of the screws from the plate (there is a screw under the warranty sticker)

    set them to one side (you'll need them later )

    push a screw driver in through the front and pry open the case... (there are two clips along the front near the trackpad, don't worry if you cath the button, it just pops back on)


    next, turn the eeePC around and do the same (its harder to get the screwdriver into position and there are three clips along the back...


    now... gently pry all of the edges up and lift the plate to about 40 degrees, then slide the top plate sideways (just so that it can get past the audio ports..)
    and it should pop off.. if it doesn't want to come off check that you have removed all of the screws...
    note that the top plate is essentially the heatsink...


    now you get to see the top of the mobo and the proccy, thermal pads etc, etc


    disconnect both wires in the top corner (speakers and webcam)


    then disconnect the fan...


    next it's the video connection that gets pulled...


    remove the rubber bung from the modem port... just give it a push with the screwdriver (it gets in the way of removing the motherboard...)
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    time to remove the motherboard...
    at the bottom there are two tabs holding the mobo in place... just lever the mobo out..



    now give the motheboard a bit of a wiggle and it should come out (you need to tilt it to get the usbs out.)
    now... hold off from just yanking it as the atheros wireless card is connected underneath...


    just pull both wires off the micropci card and then the board will just come free...



    here you can see the SSD that the eee uses (in this case 4GiB [4 * 1 GB chips])


    here you can see the bottom section of the case


    closeup of the ickle fan
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    right... so that concludes the disassembly that i am doing tonight... (tis getting late.. and theres not much point with rubbish quality piccys...)

    but.. you don't think i would just leave you right?

    time to reassemble...

    and for those of you that can't follow instructions backwards...

    put the motherboard back in place like so (making sure that you connect the atheros wireless adaptor, and the wires aren't in the way of any screws... otherwise you'll be taking it apart again ):


    now.. reconnect the cpu fan, webcam, vga, and speakers again ensuring that the wires don't get in the way of any screws...


    now to put the top part of the case back on
    make sure that the thermal pads are in place (one of mine is slightly damaged after catching it...)
    and then lower the top plate on at an angle (so that the lefthand edge can get over the audio and mic connection)
    press down all of the edges so that it is held in place with the plastic clips.
    now screw the top plate back on...


    now it's time to reconnect the trackpad, push the cable in (ensure that it is right in...) and then close the locking mechanism.
    do the same with the keyboard, push the cable right in (to ensure a full connection) and close both tabs.


    now to lock the keyboard down again...
    note that on the bottom of the keyboard there a some ridges... place these into the top plate first and then lower the top edge and press down, so that the 3 clips engage again, thus holding the keyboard in place again...


    now.. turn it upside down again...
    put the flap back in and screw all of it up.


    so... now it's complete again... so does it boot after fiddling?

    the answer?

    of course it does!!


    i leave you with a compiz cube


    and a piccy of the forums....


    [edit]better add this...

    to enable full desktop connect to tinternet..
    press 'alt+t' to bring up the terminal
    type 'sudo su' and hit enter
    now type 'apt-get update' hit enter
    type 'apt-get install kicker ksmserver' hit enter
    and tell it to install without prompts when it asks... (type 'y' and hit enter)
    go into the settings tab, go into settings and tick always boot into full desktop... and done...

    and if you want to install compiz then add some repositories and install it using apt, then edit the config using nano, so that you get rid of the horrible black bars...
    [/edit]

    next up.. a custom boot screen...

    *i wasn't sure where to put this... but it's kind of a project... mebbe?

    edit: one thing i should add... enabling full desktop that way causes the system to double boot, it boots into easymode for a split second and then reboots to advanced everytime..

    a quick google search for eeepc double boot will suffice, but the process could leave you having to do a restore (editing startupfull.sh and startupsomething.sh) (hence i'm not saying how to)
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Have you nothing better to do... tut

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Now all you've got to do is put it all back to together again! Yay!

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Have you nothing better to do... tut
    what sleep?

    bah!! it's over-rated
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    Now all you've got to do is put it all back to together again! Yay!
    already done


    it may help someone... or just bore some people to tears...
    either way... it killed some time.....
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Thats alot of work to do for passing some time. I'm guilty of doing the same thing with my PS2 when I was bored, I made the mistake of not putting it back together afterwards though.

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    oh noes, then no final fantasy tidus?

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    oh noes, then no final fantasy tidus?
    No more Final Fantasy and no more PS2, I actually killed the console when I was about 95% into the game.

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidus View Post
    Thats alot of work to do for passing some time. I'm guilty of doing the same thing with my PS2 when I was bored, I made the mistake of not putting it back together afterwards though.
    one of my mates took his ps2 apart... then couldn't get it back together again so he just taped it all up ... it didn't work afterwards
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    News - Bored? Dissect your Eee PC, then put it back together

    Boredom can make us do all sorts of bizarre things. But, only a HEXUS reader would go and dismantle an Eee PC...
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Most interesting... Thanks to Parm for the article link too.

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Summer holidays clearly equals boredom for you!
    Congratulations on the good guide!

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    Can I have some of your free time? Just send it in the post if you can.
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    What's you're next line up of things to dismantle? Or are you going to see how much you can dis-assemble the EEE-PC first?

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