16GB & Bluetooth Mod Complete!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:22 PM
You do not need to purchase a special USB cable to do your mods but using the right wire is important.
Use 30awg twisted pair solid kynar wire for your data lines. You can use 30awg wire for your hub to device power but for the main power to the hub you should use something bigger. I use 24-26awg wire for my main power lines and 28awg wire for my hub to device power. There are a lot of posts about wire size just use the search function at the top of this page to find them.
Chewy posted a great general guide to modding that you might want to check out:
Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:09 AM
I googled kynar wire and got 18,100 sites. I picked up my wire locally but I know radioshack.com has 50ft rolls for $3.99 in white, red, and blue. I prefer using the correct color code of Red, White, Green, and Black but I had to pay $10.50 per roll at a local store to get it quick.
Kapton tape you can get at dealextreme.com for $3.99 and thetapedepot.com for 3x the price.
The information is on this site but you need to use the search function, look around and study how others did their mods. The Hacks and Modifications section has some great information from a lot of talented people.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:59 PM
I finished my Asus Eee mod today. I'm going to wait for the prices of memorycards (micro sd cards) to drop, before replacing the current one with a slighty bigger one. I'll post some more pictures later on. I'll also show you a pin lay-out of a mini PCI card connector to make it easier to see where you have to connect the wires.
Edited by farrytheone, 22 June 2008 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:49 PM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:12 PM
The ultra-small USB BT is a half-circle with a diameter that is only a few millimeters larger than the USB port's width. Both USB BT and 16GB SDHC cost only around USD 61.00 in the Philippines. Of course, this would cost you a USB port as well as the valuable SD slot. However,this is one dumb-proof alternative.
Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:42 PM
This is really a great mod for the EEE PC. I recently bought one and am now seriously thinking about adding the two USB ports to my EEE PC.
But after studying the pictures and information in this forum, I still am a bit confused about the unused mini PCI Express chip. As I see on the detailed pictures showing the connection points (for example the pictures from Crihz) the chip is still installed but on the pictures of the installation from Johnx I see this chip is removed. I have not yet opened my EEE PC so I'm not sure if there are maybe different versions (one with and one without chip) and what version I than have, but maybe one of you could help me out.
My actual question is, do I have to remove the unused mini PCI Express chip or can I also leave it in place and just connect the wires to the correct connections on the MB?
Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:36 AM
Everybody is talking about 5V, but I have 9.6 V coming out! I use the 5V connector behind the MINI PCIE slot, like everybody else! I already blew up 2 USB Hubs. Does anyone has an idea?
Edit: nvm, I used the wrong type.
Edited by sdebeste, 05 November 2008 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:44 AM
Considering the internal USB port mod that takes advantage of the PCI-E card's absence. Would then purchase 32GB USB flash drive, taking my total space to a rock solid 44GB. Would also allow me to store the Bluetooth receiver of a future Logitech mouse inside the computer.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:18 AM
The only problem is that we did those mods 3 or 4 years ago and most of us that did them have moved on and just forgotten how we did them. my68 GB 4g 701 with the 4 port hub, 2 ea 8GB Sandisk SSD's, a touch screen and an internal usb jack for a 32GB Rally2 SSD is just collecting dust waiting for me to sell it. MY 900 with the 32GB rally2 SSD hooked to the unused bluetooth port is occasionally used by my daughter for school notes but also up for sale, if I ever get around to it. But I still use my 901 with the 64GB Runcore SSD for road trips. My notebook workhorse now is a 2nd gen I7-2630QM with a 750GB HDD and Blu-Ray, with HDMI and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.
WE grow and evolve. I had a blast doing the mods and building the systems but I had a stroke and can't do it anymore.
Edited by JDTucson, 15 July 2011 - 05:46 AM.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:37 AM
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