Stripping down the RM Slate 100
Well, the temptation was too much to bare. With a limited number of screwdrivers I dug in. Unfortunately I had left my decent electronic screwdrivers at the office and won't be able to go beyond that basics of opening up the chassis for now.
1. Turn the slate over so the screen is facing down.
2. Applying downward pressure, push up (gently) on the small strip at the top of the unit, and gently remove.
3. On the exposed interior top you will see two screws. One on the left and one on the right. The one on the left will have an anti-tamper sticker on it as shown in the picture. You can either remove the sticker or punch through it with a screwdriver.
4. Unscrew and remove both left and right hand screws and put safely to one side (as they are rather small)
5. Gently slide the chassis and screen apart by applying pressure to the rear and sliding it slowly downwards. It should slide about 4-5mm.
6. Open up the tablet like a book, very slowly to reveal the innards. The copper coloured plate is the back of the screen.
Unfortuantely I cannot go any further due to lack of tools, but my first task on Monday when (if) I get in the office will be to remove some of the component covers and find out where the 3G modem is supposed to go, but given the size of the device and the limited space within I'm wondering whether it will be specialist component rather than a 'normal' mini PCI-e modem.
It will also be interesting to see whether the RAM can be increased or not. Also note the size of the battery, which takes up almost half of the internal space.