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Join Date: Jan 2010
03-05-2010, 06:20 PM
It was very easy to replace the daughterboard. The entire operation was done in less than 20 minutes. The most time consuming part was removing the 16 screws from the bottom of the unit. I considered not putting them all back in as 16 seemed excessive.
I only had to disconnect the keyboard, the mouse, and one other cable. I can't remember right now what it was but it connected close to where the mouse does.
To replace the bigger board too, you would have to disconnect all the cables and I can't really say how easy that is. My guess is that it is quite easy, just be careful you know where they all go.
I'm considering an SSD for my system too. I would do it in a minute if it was not limited to 1 GB of RAM. That limit makes it a bit of a weak system, possibly not worth the expense of the SSD. Maybe prices will fall soon and it will be a no brainer.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
03-05-2010, 06:38 PM
I don't know all that much about SSDs, but maybe there is a PATA-to-SATA adaptor that could be used? Even if there were, however, you'd still face the problem of finding a 1.8" drive that could work. The only one I ever found was the Runcore from My Digital Discount.
Join Date: Jul 2009
03-10-2010, 11:00 PM
Oh and about the 16 screws mentioned above. You only have to loosen them to pull the case apart, not take them completely out.
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