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Default small mods i made: - 04-05-2016, 08:39 PM

hello,

i want to share some minor mods i made to my mini910:
1= thermal pads
http://i.imgur.com/SBKppN6.jpg

2= different wifi antenna's (used one from the dell inspiron 610)
the wifi antenna's are a lot bigger so they should increase the range too.
http://i.imgur.com/1qMxIHN.jpg

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(havent tested it yet due the powerbuttoncable being broken off)
(it needs to be resoldered or replaced)


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Default 04-06-2016, 01:14 AM

Tell us more about the thermal pads. Where can one get appropriate pads?


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Default 04-06-2016, 03:39 PM

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Tell us more about the thermal pads. Where can one get appropriate pads?
i just brought them from ebay.

they cost around 2-4$ for a 10x10cm pad (you need to cut it yourself)

the minimum and maximum size should be 1-2mm

they work fine for what the mini does.

just cut the pads large enough so it fits over the entire chips (chipset)

the sizes that need to be cut are:
4x4cm
3x3cm
2.5x2.5cm

use a very sharp knife since a stump one does not work and will ruin the pad
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as for the wifi antenna:
it looks like this one
http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net...5213dc32d9.jpg

i screwed it directly onto the display screws, for easy fitting.
there is no space left in the top window after using those antenna's
(cable is a bit to long though. might fix it later.)


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Default 04-06-2016, 11:02 PM

WiFi antennas I have - I added a second one when I replaced the WiFi card with an Intel one.


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Default 04-07-2016, 06:28 AM

i did change my wifi card too to a better one,
its not a AC wifi card but at least a 5ghz 802.11N band
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edit:

button is now fixed.

only i noticed a weard issue, the battery charging LED does not lit, the power-plug LED does work.

could be the battery or another issue.

IT IS NOT THE BATTERY THE ONE I HAVE IS NEW 6 MONTHS OLD. 2.5 YEARS WARRANLY ON IT LEFT


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(not the 3G version)
hdd cooler as extra cooling

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Default 04-13-2016, 07:28 PM

Cooooool!

The battery.. could something have shorted or cut?


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Default 04-14-2016, 07:17 AM

the laptop works fine, the battery did not shorted anything

the only thing was that the powerbutton cable was torn from its initial PCB but this is solved now.

i had the battery of course removed when modding it.

but due the cable being torn from the powerbutton PCB
i had to try to jump-start it to see if it still worked


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