I'll second this. Anyone?
Can anyone provide internal pics of an opened MTSVO-SC / K301 please?
What it is, I would like to see if it is possible to mod a CD/DVD drive in like some Xenarcs, but I can't get my K301 back until June
(Yes I've done a search but couldn't find any good pics)
I'll second this. Anyone?
Search my posts (I think I have 2 posts with pics). I posted pics of my k301 when I modded it by adding a heater. I really doubt you can put a drive in there because there are some fairly large capacitors on the circuit board, as well as other components. I was trying to put a custom heating system in my unit with heating elements as well as mini-ducts to distribute the heat. However, I couldnt even fit a slim 70mm fan in there, so there is no way you can put a drive in. Sorry =(
here's the posts nobb's talking about:
You know, those capaciters are kinda off to the side, and a slimline dvd drive might not need that much room.... but maybe i'm just looking at the pics wrong
Its kind of hard to judge the depth in those pics...but trust me, you dont have alot of room to work with. I would say you have approx 1cm of height to work with. You will also need to think what you will do with the front controls. If you are lucky...you might be able to get a notebook drive in there if you strip the drive off as much as you can. You can also move the capacitors out of the way by desoldering it and using some wires to extend them. You would probably have to be really really good at this sort of stuff to be able to integrate a drive into this unit and still make it look good. Post pics if you suceed =)
The two capacitors do look massive...
However, they are both on the same side (right hand side?) so we could put the dvdrom on the other side (left hand side?), instead of in the middle?
Laptop drives are about 12mm thick I think.
while we're at it... anyone know of any pics of a k90 opened up? Maybe we could fit a drive on the top there, that might be a bit more complicated though.
I'm thinking the k90s are sure easier to find for cheapish on ebay, I haven't seen a k301 in a while.
I am wondering if anyone knows how to take apart the k301 to get inside the screen itself (the flip out part)? I would like to see if there is a possibility to add an additional backlight.
I think I stripped some of the small screws of this small square circuit board where the LCD ribbon connects to.
I actually did this to my K301, see pictures here:
Had some trouble reusing the original buttons, so had to use some.. other ones Nevertheless, it works fine, and the screen doesn't mind the dvd-drive stealing some power.
Have been using this setup for 6 months now, and no problems so far.