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Lightbulb quick tip on taking apart the 10V - 09-15-2009, 01:41 AM

I'm in the process of upgrading the memory.

A couple tricks I found:
1) When removing the keyboard, after taking out the three screws from underneath, take a toothpick and push it through the middle hole. It lifts the keyboard so you can get a handle on it without any damage to the keys.

2) When removing the palm rest and palm rest bracket, use a toothpick to seperate the two peices after starting with your fingernail. The wedge shape of the toothpick along the seam, opens it up quite easily.
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Default 09-15-2009, 02:35 AM

thanks. i've saving all this info for when my mini 10v arrives.

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Default 09-21-2009, 02:27 AM

That's a great idea for the keyboard! Thanks.

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Default 09-23-2009, 08:49 PM

thanks alot, i chiped a part of my keyboard when i did mine

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Default 10-01-2009, 04:09 AM

I used a credit card, or a club card or something to get the palm rest up.


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Default 10-03-2009, 10:16 PM

I LOVE the toothpick through the hole idea!

Also, a guitar pick tends to be more durable than a toothpick (and more expendable than a credit card) for the around-the edge unzips.
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Default 10-03-2009, 10:27 PM

Yeah toothpick works great. Just make sure you still use a credit card on the sides if it feels like the keyboard is getting caught so you don't bend it. It will come off real easy after that.
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