Construction: Upgrading and Maintenance
Removing the bottom access panels reveal the DDR2 SODIMM memory banks, the processor, and its heatsink all in one fell swoop. All it took was removing 5 screws. The V6V sample we were given contained 2 x 256MB DDR2 400/PC3200 DIMMs. The hard drive is located right below the processor, and can be removed by taking off the two screws located right above a rubber foot with a hard drive symbol on it. Once the cover is removed, pull on the black tab to pop the hard drive out.
The keyboard can be removed by removing two screws on the bottom, both with a K next to them. Then, using some type of sharp tool, right above the keyboard are 4 tabs that connect it to the laptop, just press down on them sequentially and the keyboard should just pop out. The only thing that can really been seen by doing this is the fan, which is removable from the bottom anyway.
The V6V is based on the Intel 915PM chipset, along with a ATI Mobility Radeon X600 video card. Because of the layout of the laptop, upgrading is quite complicated, and would require more disassembly than desired. However, the V6V does support up to 2GB worth of RAM, and also has an Mini-PCI compartment to the right of the processor/memory cover.