How to take apart an Asus Eee PC 900HD

Notes:

The Asus Eee PC 900HD still works fine as a netbook for web browsing. Based on what I have read on other websites, this model can also be used to run old versions of Mac OS X. I wouldn’t recommend this, because it’s not allowed in Apple’s software license, and the 1024×600 screen is not designed for OS X. I use my 900HD as a Linux server.

I wrote this guide, because I couldn’t find one for the 900HD. There are several similar models, but most don’t have a physical hard drive. I needed to disassemble my 900HD to clean the fan. After putting everything back together, I found that I need to replace the fan. It still makes a load rattling noise.

I took pictures with my camera and cell phone. That why the lighting seems to change. You can click on an image to bring up a double resolution version.

UPDATE 2013/04/13:

Last week the fan finally died.  The internal temperature of the netbook shot up to 85 degrees C, and I had to shut down the netbook.  I ordered a replacement fan on ebay.fr from La*Casse*Informatique (A.K.A. chips_4_cheap) for 8€.  It arrived the next day.  I installed it following the directions in this article, and the netbook and fan have been working fine ever since.

One thought on “How to take apart an Asus Eee PC 900HD

  1. Antonio

    Thanks to share, I have problem with the Wifi card and try to find a manual to show where is it and how to open, again thak you so much, best regards.

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