Linked by drsmoothy on Sat 7th May 2005 18:54 UTC
Linux When I read the article on Slashdot & OSNews that Linare was putting out a sub-$500 notebook, I immediately jumped on the deal. I purchased a laptop directly from Linare in early February. Their site stated that I would receive the laptop in 2-4 weeks. I waited in anticipation.
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RE: drsmoothy RAM Upgrafe
by JJ on Sun 8th May 2005 05:36 UTC

If your machine underside has a dozen or so large bolts/screws, it is likely 1 or 2 of them may be reaching all the way through to other side to retain the KB plate.

Unscrew them all out and gently pry the KB away from surrounding but it will be attached to a wide and flimsy ribbon, do not remove from that. You should be able to view the internals quite well, the SODIMM socket is often there.

If this doesn't work, there may be 1 more screw under the silver DONT REMOVE sticker.

I recently had the pleasure to fix a dell laptop with coffee inside so I opened it up not knowing what to expect. I found nothing inside but a clean tight design and no trace of coffee but it still didn't work. Then a tiny speck of brown stain a mm or so near cpu socket, some gentle scraping later and it fired up.

I still haven't replaced my almost never used wonder 3G Laptop from 10yrs ago becuase I learnt my lesson, laptops are just too much trouble & lockin for a HW hacker. I wanted 4 OSes on it including BeOS and its stuck with W2K.

I am way tempted by the miniMac too and will probably cave in to the whole lockin deal for that.

But if I saw a credible miniPC format at that price size and spec, I'd probably go there aw well.