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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble an ASUS Laptop or Notebook

Do you want to repair your ASUS laptop or notebook? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures or dismantling videos, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for laptops and notebooks models made by ASUS. If you have written a repairing guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry. Also you can publish a guide in the Laptop and Notebook Repair Wiki.

ASUS FonePad ME371MGSometimes it can be frustrating to replace a broken screen and the repair can get expensive. That's where this free instructions will guide you through the entire process.
ASUS Memo PadThough not the easiest of tasks, armed with this manual and the right tools, you should be able to replace a broken touchscreen digitizer yourself. What's more, by replacing a broken touchscreen yourself, you can save money and time.
ASUS A2These notebook accumulators are not meant to be disassembled by customers. But if you are a thrifty guy and always have a hard time to throw away stuff, you may try to disassemble it in order to replace just the failing cells. Before you cause damage on a vital part of the battery take this article as "what to avoid" topic.
ASUS A2HHomemade laptop Wi-Fi amplifier (external) review.
ASUS A2400You want to install some extra memory into this notebook? Well this guide can save you hours to try and find a way in to it, without using a sledge hammer.
ASUS A4740KBPThe GPU gets really hot if you play games. The hotter it gets, the more cooling it needs. This is where the GPU/chipset fan kicks in, and wow, it sure is noisy! A simple solution is to take out your Dremel and file down the small net that covers the air tunnel. The fan stays off longer now, and air flow is much better.
ASUS A4740KBPHow to integrate the receiver of an external cordless Logitech USB mouse and keyboard into the laptop case between the rear panel and GPU/chipset heatsink.
ASUS A7JHow to Upgrade the primary and secondary RAM.
ASUS A8J (and W3J)Replacing a laptop keyboard isn't difficult, if you know what you are doing. Most of the time, because laptops keyboards seem so well integrated, it is tough to get started without knowing where to start.
ASUS A8JcThe display hinges of this machine itself are fine, the problem is how the hinges are connected with the case of the laptop. The problem is that, at the other side of the hinge, there's a screw which gets loose. You can tighten the screws, but you have to remove the plastic around the screen first. To do this, first remove the screws that are behind little round black rubber things which are easy to remove because they are just glued, probably they've already worn off. The rest is a matter of trying not to break clips. To help you, this guide provides an image where the clips are marked with green circles.
ASUS A8JcGot fed up with the ultra loose hinge of this laptop? Tighten the screws under the hinge cover, only helps marginally. Since the hinge is actually loose in its joint with the LCD (rather than hinge <--> body joint being loose). In order to tighten the joint between LCD and the metal hinge (the cylinder looking thing) you first have to pry out the LCD bezel cover. Before that, you have to take the 6 rubber covers off and unscrew the screws beneath them.
ASUS Eee PC 701How to add an internal USB Bluetooth port to the sub-notebook without affecting the built-in wireless or using the empty mini PCIe card slot.
ASUS Eee PC 701How to install an internal 3G HSDPA card inside the notebook.
ASUS Eee PC 701How to convert the screen into a touchscreen display.
ASUS Eee PCUsing a RoyalTek RGM-3550LP GPS module (from a broken MyGuide 3000 GPS unit) as a navigation system together with a notebook computer. Since notebooks don't have a serial port anymore you have to use an UART to USB bridge.
ASUS Eee PC 701 2GIf you have the desire to create the ultimate digital picture frame, take this instructions to build The Eee PF.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4G WhiteThis small guide illustrates how to upgrade the memory to 1GB DDR2-667-SO-DIMM RAM (in German).
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GThe modem port is covered with a piece of black foam and not used, but the internal connection points are still there and supported in BIOS 8804. To install a modem card, two wires from the internal header have to be run down to the Mobile Daughter Card - MDC slot.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GHow to add a light to illuminate the keyboard from above.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GAs a concise preparation for internal moddings read this well illustrated take apart guide to opening up and exposing the Eee PC. But be aware that all the mods and methods described there will void your warranty.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GThe Wifi-card is only 802.11b/g, not the latest draft-N, but the card can be easily replaced by removing two screws and unmounting the card from the Mini-PCI Express socket and adding an Intel 4965agn 802.11a/b/g/n Mini-PCIe card for a decent price.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GWouldn't it be cool to have a ultra-portable computer with a FM transmitter for travelling? This guide shows how to fit a small AirPlay adapter for Apple iPods into the case, which has a regular audio-jack and an additional plug for power and serial data, it's not connected to the USB hub and runs off 3.3v.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GSome internal upgrades: to install devices internally, more USB-connections are needed this can be achieved by routing the D+/D- signals from the southbridge/controller to a 4 port USB-hub. Now you can add a GPS with antenna, a BlueTooth connector, a SD/HC CardReader and some FlashDrive storage. A separate power switch can switch off all additional USB devices.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GHow to protect your laptop from prying eyes with a privacy filter made by 3M.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GAdd a second microSD Card Reader: without a large hard disk, memory cards are crucial for any user wanting to store large media collections, keep tons of applications, or boot multiple operating systems.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GWhat good is that portable PC if you can't type anywhere and anytime? Clearly, a keyboard backlight like those found in higher-end laptops is the answer to your nocturnal typing woes. And for less than $15, such a backlight can be installed with minimal fuss.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GThis guide describes in detail, the steps required to strip this UMPC down to its bare bones (you have to figure out how to put it back together again yourself).
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GA step-by-step completely illustrated take apart tutorial.
ASUS Eee PC 701 4GThis page documents adding an internal Bluetooth and an extra USB port.
ASUS Eee PC 701Mouse button click repair. Because of the lack of a protruding button, it was necessary to cut a small amount of plastic from underneath the mouse button plastic of the UMPC lid, as the original button is set inside a small circular hole there.
ASUS Eee PC 701This netbook conveniently has some space next to the memory slot, and this is a great place to add some gadgets: 8GB USB pen drive, bluetooth adapter and four port usb hub. You have to break open these adapters, and remove the sockets to reveal the bare PCBs.
ASUS Eee PC 900How to replace a keyboad in the UMPC aka netbook.
ASUS Eee PC 900AHow to upgrade the Solid State Disk - SSD (in Italian).
ASUS Eee PC 901Splitting the Atom: a complete look inside a disassembled netbook.
ASUS Eee PC 901 20GCracking open an ultra-portable and appreciate the engineering prowess that went into the design as revealed in this photo gallery.
ASUS Eee PC 1008HAAn illustrated teardown manual (in Italian).
ASUS Eee PC 1005HAA description and guide on how to upgrade the netbook, including upgrading to a SSD and to 2GB RAM.
ASUS Eee PC 1005HABThe memory bay is accessed via one screw and a plastic cover. Remove the screw and pry up the plastic clips that will com free from the surrounding chassis. Now you are able to change the netbook RAM.
ASUS Eee PC 1005HABYou have to achieve an almost complete netbook teardown to get access to the hard disk drive.
ASUS Eee PC 1101HAA concise step-by-step take apart manual with pictures (in Italian).
ASUS Eee PC 1201nThis guide shows how to remove the NetBook memory modules, keyboard, top cover, hard drive, cooling fan and CMOS battery.
ASUS Eee PC 1201nThis netbook has a LED-backlit screen, which is not cheap and replacing it in a laptop repair shop probably doesn't make sense because it may cost a few hundred dollars. But if you can find a cheap screen and replace it yourself this is a different story.
ASUS Eee PC 1215BThis free repair manual shows what makes the laptop tick.
ASUS F5M-AP033After five years of reliable working every day the hinge of this laptop broke. The biggest problem was the left hinge, which broke off the lower part. Professional replacing will cost more than hinges themselves, but you can do the job yourself.
ASUS K-50IJThis posting explains how to disassemble the notebook and get access to main internal parts.
ASUS L2000DHow to disassemble the case and upgrade the CPU (in Italian).
ASUS L2000DComplete disassembly picture gallery (in French).
ASUS L2400DHow to fix a loose power supply plug. Disassembly for removal of mainboard and for resoldering.
ASUS L3500DSome pictures showing how to access the second memory slot.
ASUS L3800CThis guide reveals the secret trick to get the keyboard removed and get access to the inside of the notebook.
ASUS L3800CThe secret trick to get the keyboard of this notebook removed.
ASUS L5800GAComplete autopsy guide and picture gallery.
ASUS L8400BComplete disassembly guide with pictures (in German).
ASUS L8400BUpgrade tips and complete disassembly.
ASUS M2400NChanging the built-in miniPCI WLAN card.
ASUS M2400NUpgrade tutorial for the miniPCI WLAN card. From IEEE 802.11b 11MBit/s to IEEE 802.11g 54MBit/s (in German).
ASUS M3NTake apart and overclock HOWTO.
ASUS M50SvAn illustrated (partial) take apart guide (in Italian).
ASUS M6N [archived link]Building your own laptop.
ASUS M6NHow to make the notebook silent, by fixing the rattling keyboard.
ASUS M6NFix for bad battery contacts problem.
ASUS M6000NDIY: Punch up your portable. Upgrading memory and hard disk.
ASUS M6800NRemoval of the motherboard (in German).
ASUS R2HSome pictures from the inside.
ASUS R500VHow to clean the fan of an overheating notebook, a disassembly guide with pics (in Italian).
ASUS U52FThis laptop has a LED backlit LCD screen which is relatively cheap these days (part number B156XW04 V.0).
ASUS W3JUltimate hardware upgrade tutorial: this tutorial is for those lucky notebook owners who are considering upgrading, or replacing internal hardware parts inside the notebook. While this notebook is no longer manufacutred, there will be some who are considering upgrading the hardware to run Vista, or for those who have just purchased one at bargin prices! To perform the RAM, HDD and CPU upgrades, you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a credit card, and possibly some inspiration.
ASUS X50R (F5 series)There is a little trick you need to know to get the notebook keyboard out and replaced.
ASUS X50R (F5 series)There is a little trick you need to know to get the notebook keyboard out and replaced.
ASUS X50SL (F5 series)How to get access to the webcam and fix it (in Italian).
ASUS Z71AA step-by-step guide to assemble a barebone DTR notebook. Includes some overclocking tips.
ASUS Z71V (Z71A)Improving the cooling by adding some thermal paste to the heatpipe.
ASUS Z71VAdding a secondary battery, from 1h 45m of battery life to six hours of battery life using some junk from the basement and a used Dell laptop battery. The theory behind this modding should work on pretty much any laptop, notebook or netbook out there.
ASUS Z96JSCentrino Duo Whitebook: A Do-It-Yourself Laptop.
ASUS BareBoneDo It Yourself Notebook: barebone picture tutorial.
ASUS myNoteFan surgery: replacing a dead fan with a new one.
ASUS Pro 61SThis HOWTO explains how to take the laptop apart completely to get the motherboard out.
ASUS VivoTab RT Windows 8 TabletA complete disassembly guide (in Italian).

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