How to Disassemble the Samsung Chromebook

June 12, 2011

in Samsung Chromebook Series 5,Samsung Notebooks

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If you are the kind of person who can’t wait to get inside their new Samsung Chromebook then this “tear down” will be of great interest to you!

The guys over at iFixit have managed to get hold of a Chromebook and what’s more they’ve taken the thing apart!

If you are keen to check out the internals or want to learn how to replace the battery of the Series 5 Chromebook then you’ ll want to read their article carefully.

How Easy is it to Service your Chomebook?

Obviously opening up your notebook will result in the invalidation of the warranty and is not recommended.  However if you are prepared to take on the risk yourself then iFixit gave the Series 5 Chromebook a score of 6 out of 10 for repairability.

They list the following points:

  • SSD, Wi-Fi, and WWAN, and most other components are individual modules that can be replaced independently
  • Display is very easy to remove
  • Mostly-plastic construction feels a little cheap
  • RAM is not replaceable
  • Battery cannot be removed without opening the case

The last two points may well be off putting for a number of potential owners, but several brands, Apple in particular, have never been good at allowing self upgrades – it hasn’t held them back!

Opened up your Chromebook?  Made some mods?  We’d love to hear from you in our Chromebook forum!

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