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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    mental, but makes a gd read

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

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    Can I have some of your free time? Just send it in the post if you can.
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    What's you're next line up of things to dismantle? Or are you going to see how much you can dis-assemble the EEE-PC first?
    i would have done my 360 (but i sold it )
    but i've been considering rebuilding (disassemble and rebuild..) my RC car recently... and stopping it from overheating (speed controller just heats up to ridiculas temps ) so i may do a step by step of that...
    as that was quite fun to make... and race (it's only electric tho no nitro for me...
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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    must be a slow tech news week to let this eedjit onto the front page..

    looks like that was fun. whats next? taking apart your cruddy camera to see if you can make it take better pictures? (they're better than my pink morgan ones though)

    or seeing if you can squeeze in extra ram, better CPU and a bigger hard drive into your EEE, swap that tiny fan for a yate loon aswell.. you know you want to..

    have you seen whether it can fold yet?


    and its boredom with an 'e'.. you cant be missing the 'e' out of words now that you've dissasembled the 'eee'

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    Re: What to do when boredom ensues?...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes things apart for fun. I used to do it as a kid with my toys. And now do it with my more expensive toys hehe.

    I did it to my Acer aspire mini netbook thing last night. It looks like your EEE is just as much of a pig to get into as the acer. Why they didn't put in a RAM slot is beyond me.

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    Re: What to do when bordom ensues?...

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post

    and its boredom with an 'e'.. you cant be missing the 'e' out of words now that you've dissasembled the 'eee'
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    Re: What to do when boredom ensues?...

    My dad's old laptop never worked properly from day one. However, he didn't know any differently. He'd had it running badly for over 3 years before it finally stopped booting. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I had to reset CMOS, as the BIOS was corrupt. The only way to do it was to take the battery out for a few minutes, then put it back in. Sounds easy enough..except to get to the CMOS battery I had to dismantle the entire laptop. I was so very happy when I put it back together and the thing worked. Before resetting CMOS, the thing wouldn't even let me get into the BIOS settings.

    The pics below show the machine totally dismantled and me loading windows XP onto it after putting it all back together. I took the pics to email to my dad so he could see what I had to go through to fix his damn laptop! Don't you hate it when family members and friends ask you to fix their machines? Even more annoying was when my other half broke my old laptop. He buggered up the keyboard. With my dad's laptop, the keyboard was one of the first things to come out. In order to fix my Packard Bell's keyboard, I had to dismantle the whole thing to get to it. My dad's CMOS battery was hidden in the depths, but on my PB, the CMOS battery was really easy to get to. Sod's law, eh? I need to sort out the heat compound on my PB now, though, as the thing runs hot. It works, though and I fixed the keyboard. I'm a girl who likes taking things apart (and always has done). I used to fix all the electricals in our house when I was a kid. I remember fixing my mum's vacuum when I was 7. I also had a thing for watches, digital and clockwork. I like taking things apart just to see how they work. Not so enjoyable when the thing's broken already, mind. Haven't dismantled the 360 yet...that could be next up.

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    Re: What to do when boredom ensues?...

    You're lucky Prufrock - some laptops won't lose their CMOS data even with the battery removed
    Its mainly to stop the password being reset on stolen laptops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    You're lucky Prufrock - some laptops won't lose their CMOS data even with the battery removed
    Its mainly to stop the password being reset on stolen laptops.
    I did have a little help in that I contacted the manufacturer (Hi-Grade), who told me that removing the CMOS battery for 10 minutes would reset everything! They even sent me the assembly guide as a word doc via email. Without that info, I doubt I would have bothered taking the thing apart! I was impressed with Hi-Grade, to be honest, as it was such an old machine (an 8575 laptop).

    (Thanks to Paul from Hi-Grade for that help! )
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    Link to part 2: http://forums.hexus.net/project-logs...part-deux.html

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    Re: What to do when boredom ensues?...

    Quote Originally Posted by Prufrock View Post
    Haven't dismantled the 360 yet...that could be next up.
    Been there. Done that.
    It's quite hard to get the case off but after that it's fine.

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    Re: What to do when boredom ensues?...

    Shame about the camera, I struggled to see some of the detail in the pics. Also a shame that it doesn't look like the hdd can be upgraded

    Nice work tho.

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