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Default 10-02-2009, 10:47 AM

Anguish - Thanks for the guide. Newbie here, but thanks to your great vid, I was able to upgrade to 2GB!

To all those thinking about it: it's not as bad as it looks (disassembling the whole base of the netbook). Just GO SLOWLY, keep track of all screws and pieces, and double-check that you've attached everything when you reassemble.

I used Anguish's vid coupled with this video here:

I installed a Crucial module, 2GB 200pin DDR2 SoDIMM (5300) model CT25664AC667 from NewEgg. It can be found here: - Crucial 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT25664AC667 - Laptop Memory

Seems to be working well so far. I'll try to update if I have any issues, but it reads as 2GB in the "About this Mac" screen.

Also, for those just starting out, I used this guide to do the OS install (thanks mechdrew!).
NetbookInstaller 1: USB Installation via Mac | Guides | OS X | mechdrew

I used the OS 10.5.6 retail disc, which I "restored" to an external USB 40gig HD I had lying around. I partitioned it to 2 partitions 9gig (for the installer) and then the rest as a software/upgrade disk.

Thanks again for the great guides on this site, and this RAM upgrade guide in particular. I was pretty nervous to start the upgrade, but once the palm rest came off, there was no going back!

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Default 10-06-2009, 08:26 PM

good work, i'm sure plenty of ppl will use this guide. if u don't mind, can i request a supplemental picture version? in some ways pictures are better because of the viewing angles. the dell 9 picture guide was fantastic.
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Default 10-07-2009, 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by Toonvox View Post
The video has some great moments and some drama, and the static camera angle is revolutionary. The script suffers a bit when the cables get mushed under the mobo, but then it soars, taking the viewer on a thrill ride with a satisfying conclusion.

In other words, I just did this along with the video, and succeeded magnificently. I actually got it back together three minutes before Anguish did because I'm a d-bag A-type.

Thanks, Ang! Great help.
lol @ d-bag A-type.


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Default 01-27-2010, 10:05 PM

do you guys know where i can buy parts if i break parts from my dell mini 10v? just to get ready to replace any parts if i break them while doing this haha thanks =]
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Default 01-29-2010, 05:27 AM

Thanks for the excellent walk through. I'm now a member of the "Mini 10v - 2038 Club".

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Default 10-22-2012, 01:44 AM

How much is the performance improved? I'm going to college in about a year and am probably gonna use this little mac until I can save my beans for the real deal lol

Would the 2GB be beneficial in the long run?

Also, because its hardware, am I right in thinking there will be no issues with the Mac OSX software and the new memory or will I have to tweak some stuff?

Thanks in advance!

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Default 10-22-2012, 03:15 PM

extra memory always helps

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Default 12-29-2012, 08:44 PM

I put 2gb in my mini, and I noticed a significant improvement. Especially when I have a couple windows open.

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