Duo 11 Teardown / SSD upgrade

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  1. kingfetty

    kingfetty Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So I've finally made the move to upgrade the SSD in my Duo 11 to a 256GB model. Figured I would post my teardown results for the rest of you. I don't have photos right now but will post some up later.

    Preparation:

    In order to do this you will need a few things:

    1 small philips screw driver
    1 small flat-head screw driver
    Adhesive for reattaching rubber components
    A tray to hold the tons of screws you will be removing
    replacement MSATA SSD card


    WARNING: Doing this will void your warranty! Also you will likely ruin the speaker covers in the process as they are not metal as you would think but some sort of paper product glued to the chassis.

    Screw Locations:

    1 Next to power port
    4 clearly exposed on the back edge
    1 under the battery sheet extension cover
    2 under the funny looking plastic clips that the battery sheet attaches to
    3 under each of the rubber feet
    2 under the flat plastic discs
    2 under the speaker covers
    2 under the square rubber pieces on the front edge of the device.

    Screw Removal

    • Remove the 5 obvious screws on the back edge of the device
    • Using your flat-head screwdriver place it in the small slot toward the rear edge of the battery extension clips. Move the screwdriver in a small motion toward the rear of the device. The clips will simply pop out to reaveal the screws underneath.
    • Remove the battery extension cover and the screw underneath.
    • Remove the 3 rubber feet and the screws under them.
    • Using your flat-head again remove the 2 flat plastic discs toward the sides and rear 1/3rd of the device.
    • Remove the 2 rubber squares on the front edge of the device and the screws underneath.
    • Using your flat-head remove the 2 speaker covers and the screws underneath.

    SSD Removal

    In order to remove the SSD you will need to remove the screws holding the battery in place. To remove the ribbon cable covering the SSD simply slide it out slowly toward the side, it takes a little force but comes out fairly easy.

    That is that.
     
  2. kingfetty

    kingfetty Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Oops forgot 2 screws. The pop-up feet on the bottom have 2 screws under them as well.
     
  3. kingfetty

    kingfetty Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Duo11-Bottom-Screws.jpg

    Screw Locations
     
  4. kingfetty

    kingfetty Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Duo11-Inside-Screws.jpg
    Inside Screw Locations

    Duo11-SSD.jpg
    SSD Location
     
  5. sonus911

    sonus911 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Nice work, and excellent pictures! What brand SSD did you go with, and what are the specifications needed for an SSD to fit inside the Duo?
     
  6. kingfetty

    kingfetty Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Pics aren't mine, I borrowed them from another site then edited them to show screw locations.

    Any mSATA drive will work. I went with a Crucial 256gb
     
  7. jedixscum

    jedixscum Pen Pal - Newbie

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    does this void your warranty?
     
  8. Ashers

    Ashers Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yes
    10 char
     
  9. mself2

    mself2 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello,
    I'm trying to retrieve data that was on the original Toshiba SSD that came installed in the Duo 11. Do you know what data transfer cable will fit it? I've ordered two now, but neither fit.

    Thank you,
     
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