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Thread: motherboard port "hack" is EASY!!!!

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    motherboard port "hack" is EASY!!!!

    Not only is the topic a parady of THEMP3KID's post.. but it's just as insane

    As i was trying to figure out how to get my mobo in the dinbox and get the parallel port to the front for the char lcd i glaced over at an old motherboard and decided DREMEL TIME!@#!

    So I'm halfway through my computer hacking.. in the most litteral sense possible.. I just need some parts to finish it up

    Hopefully I don't trash the board!

    Once i find my adapter for my digicam i'll post some pics
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    Ahh, one question, what exactly are you doing/trying to do??
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    Ahh, one question, what exactly are you doing/trying to do??
    I think he just explained it, MP3KID, He is going to mount his VIA board in a car din.
    Relocating the parallel port would be the solution instead of creating a custom 6 inch cable!
    ShinkunoNamida will probably have to mount the board in a way that the i/o plugs face a side of the din rather than the dash.

    If you reread the post you can probably figure that one out.

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    Well i'm putting a character display in the front.. and the ports will all be facing the back. My choices were:
    to flop a cable back into the box from the outside "ew ugly"
    to turn the board around "ok but now i have to reroute some ports tot the back.. and now there's a lot less free realestate in teh front"
    cut the bloody thing off and wire the lcd directly "hmmmm this sounds scary, but exciting!"

    rather than trying to unsolder the parallel port.. since i have little faith in my soldering skills.. i cut away enough of the parallel port connector to pull it off and be left with the pins.. which i'll solder to then isolate with shrink tubing

    I have much mor faith in soldering to these things than to the little hole right next to eachother
    aka Kumaneko
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    mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
    Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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    Man! i pity your mobo......hehehe. Best of luck!


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    Yeah, I figured someting like that, but what were you saying about the old mobo?? also, couldn't you just extend teh case by like 1cm, so all the sockets were recessed, with a slightly larger cut out for each, but no cut out for the parallel port, and run a acable internally.... understand?? So, all teh other cables would go through their own holes in teh back of teh case, and plug straight into their sockets, but teh parallel port would have no hole..
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    Well since the case is not going to be that big an parallel adapters tend to be relatively large (it would be about 15% of the overal size of the case!) I needed to make it a bit simpler than that.

    Seeing the old mother board I had a test subject to work on before going to my true target.

    Aside from all that.. this is just much more fun
    aka Kumaneko
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    Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
    mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
    Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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