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Old 01-03-2011, 06:46 PM   #51
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Okay, update time. These pics were taken with a POS $25 olympus camera, so any pieces that look warped actually aren't.

The palmrest. I haven't cut any of the keyboard/mouse/button holes in it yet.



Random bits #1. These pieces are (top to bottom): Bottom of battery holder, spare piece, front/bottom of laptop, triangle for back of lid.



Random bits #2. (from top to bottom): Triangle #2 for back of lid, front of laptop, back of battery holder, top of battery holder



Random bits #3. Top row (left to right): right side of battery holder, triangles for battery holder, left side of battery holder. Underneath them are the left and right sides of the laptop. Note that I have not cut any of the port holes yet, and I still need to cut the front point into them.



close up of the beveling.




I'll post more pics tonight or tomorrow when I finish sanding. This is taking a lot longer than I thought.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #52
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-Everything about computers, weather building or whatever, always takes longer than you think it should, hence it took half a year to install windows xp on my gramps comp to find out we cant return the mobo.... and that hp's really hate geforce 4 series... and 6200 series.... and most other geforces.... and some radeons.... but likes my 9600 pro...lol....and that heatsinks are a pain in the *** to clean...... and i think im finished with complaining.....maybe.... nice work, lol, pictures are actually awesome compared to easy-f**k, doesnt even stand to a S40 though...

so, 32 batteries and only 6 hours, how that possible?
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so, 32 batteries and only 6 hours, how that possible?
Monitors drain a lot of power. If you unplug your laptop's monitor and use only external LCDs the battery life tends to jump by a fair bit.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:48 AM   #54
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Sorry for no update yesterday. I had a headache and couldn't be bothered to work on this. Anyway, I've been at it tonight. I got about 50% of the sanding done, and I made a mockup of the bottom section. I would've done the lid as well, but this ended up using every roll of tape I owned. It's virtually impossible to get anything to stick to that plastic.

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Excuse the mess in the pictures. I'm working out of a closet, so there isn't room to put anything.
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That took forever. I spent pretty much the whole day sanding the holes down with a nail file because the heatsink wouldn't fit.


Expect another update Sunday or Monday. By then, I should be finished with the hinge assembly/frame and a few other bits.
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After some trial and error, here's what I came up with for the hinge assembly:







I still need to trim some excess metal from the hinges, but other than that, it's done.

Instead of building a frame, I decided to just stick pieces of aluminum in wherever I notice sagging. That way will be easier and I won't have to worry about slight discrepancies in the measurements.
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Lol! Teflon Laptop, anyone?

Coming together nicley.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #58
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Coming together nicley.
Lol, it's textured ABS. It was either that or shiny acrylic, which would look like hell after a week.
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Post for sub. This is incredible! I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor and can't wait to see the end result!
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Post for sub. This is incredible! I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor and can't wait to see the end result!
Thanks!

Here's what I got done today:



I still need to cut the ethernet hole and finish up the CF slot, but I think I'll wait till morning for that.

EDIT: Finished!



I just realized that the CF card will block the frame I built, but that won't be too hard to correct.
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