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How-to: Upgrade Dell Mini 10v Memory

Further to our previous article on How-to: Upgrade your own Gadgets, James Rintamaki (jRin.net) shows you how to upgrade the memory in the Dell Mini 10v netbook from 1GB to 2GB.

I’ve followed his process with a little modification to perform just this upgrade.

The memory is mounted on the underside of the main-board and there is no access hatch in the case. This means you have to fully dismantle the entire laptop to access the single memory slot.

There is a full set of printable instructions and a 10-minute YouTube video for you to sing along to.

Dell Mini 10v mainboard and memory slot jRin.netJames confesses that doing this on carpet is a bad idea. I also think he’s mistaken in pulling cables out by the cables themselves – I’d use the narrow-nose pliers to grip the plastic connectors.

Otherwise it’s a solid tear-down for this specific model.

you can obtain the memory from a couple of suppliers on Amazon; I went for the most reputable Crucial memory for the Dell, since I don’t want to be taking it apart again. RC

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2 thoughts on “How-to: Upgrade Dell Mini 10v Memory

  1. I didn’t know you could do this to laptops, especially netbooks! Brave.

    Posted by Hynd | Apr 18, 2012, 5:21 am
  2. salutations from across the ocean. Great article I must return for more.

    Posted by Plotnik | Apr 21, 2012, 5:07 am

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