Friday, September 25, 2009

Acer Aspire One SATA HDD Mod.

Well it was one of those days. After preparing to mod my AOne, the SATA socket I was desoldering from external 2.5" case fell to pieces. Another wonderful product from China. So I stripped a SATA data and power cable to use instead.

After 20 minutes of trying to desolder the solder on the AOne SATA solder points I decided to take the motherboard to a handphone shop and see if they would desolder for me. Unfortunately, after one look at those small solder points they decline.

So back home I was in a 'Fuck it' attitude and decided 'come heaven or hell' I was gonna solder those damn SATA sockets in. Which led to me spending 3 hours straight doing this project hence no documentation.

Anyway here is the video and below the links to the images in it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Promises are made to be broken!!

Yeah, yeah. I know, I know. The how to videos will come when I get the screencapture program installed and a virual box ready.

But in other news; before I start on my Acer Aspire One Sata HDD mod I decided to rearm myself with some soldering hardware. So I got myself a new cheap iron, a battery powered iron, soldering wick, soldering paste and a solder sucker.

Before I kill my AOne's mobo I did some practicing on my ATI x1950 card since 2 of its supposed solid capacitor blew. Borrowed a few caps from a dead mobo. At first the card didn't want to boot. But after a while the caps charged up and I boot into a Live CD of Mint 7 and ran some videos.

Here are some pics:

I'll have a more detailed pic-documentary of the slaughter of my AOne. Wish me luck.