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My AAO died the other day - a mechanical issue to do with the power connector - so it works, but I can't plug in the power lead to charge it!
Have taken it to bits - followed some video I found on the interweb and it's now in several large bits and lots of small screws... The clever bit was using a credit card to pop the case apart rather than lever it with a big screwdriver - doesn't leave any marks that way!
One discovery - there is a SODIM socket under the motherboard - I can upgrade the RAM from 512MB to a GB or so, and I may well do that, although that would mean waiting until Monday to get the bit.. Hmmm.. According to the video I watched, it's also possible to fit an internal bluetooth module, but I've never really needed that, so will give it a miss. There is also space on the motherboard for a sim-card reader and a GSM device with a slot in the back behind the battery to push the SIM card through - internal mobile-data laptop, anyone?
The power connector on the motherboard has broken - the bit which holds the central pin is the broken part, so some superglue and solder will fix it back, hopefully.
The video I watched to help me take it to bits is from this article: http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/modding-the-acer-aspire-one-bluetooth/ Gordon -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/linux_adm/list-faq.html