How To: upgrade both HDD and RAM in Lenovo S10

I’ve been using the Lenovo S10 from the past couple of days and I am very impressed with the unit. Not only I’m impressed with the superb built quality, but also the software part for which I will write about in a day or two.

In this article, I will show you how easy it is to upgrade the HDD and RAM of the Lenovo S10. Unlike some Netbooks in the market (say, Acer Aspire One), you will not have to open the whole unit just to upgrade basic hardware like RAM or HDD. Folks at Lenovo has made it simple for the end user to easily upgrade the HDD or RAM, if he wishes to.

Here are the instructions:

1. Flip the unit over such that it rests on its front cover. You will see two screws that provide the access to the HDD and RAM.

2. Unscrew the two screws. You will need Jeweler’s scewdriver to unscew them. Once done that, carefully remove the back panel starting from one side.

3. Here you will find access to the HDD (left side) and RAM (right side). Just a little pull towards the left will take the HDD out. You can swap it with a SSD or HDD of your choice. To take the RAM out, gently push the holders in opposite direction to which they are pointing to and then pull the RAM out carefully. Put in the RAM of your choice. Upto 2GB can be used.

Here is the HDD used in the Lenovo S10.

4. After upgrading, make sure to go to the BIOS and check if the S10 has recognized your RAM properly or not. You can enter BIOS by pressing the F2 key of your keyboard immediately upon bootup.