SSD Upgrade WITHOUT Removing Screen

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Active Member

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    Wow, that's crazy awesome! Definitely would need an exact template on where the SSD is, but also start with the low end 64gb model to play with.
     
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    Wow, I would never ever try it, but this is very impressive.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That's a pretty rough cut and it appears there's a piece of the case attached to the SSD.

    Wrong tool, used the wrong way, Norm Abrahams head will explode if he sees this. :)
     
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    You could make a much better cut with a cutting wheel and the Dremel mounted horizontally vs vertical and precisely control the depth of cut. The way it was done using a drill like a router resulted in a very jagged and uneven cut, very easy to go horribly wrong that way. I see 90% of the attempts using this method resulting in catastrophic failure.
     
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    It was a lot easier to just add a large capacity SD card. And it didn't void my warranty.
    :)
     
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    what an ingenious way to get lots of conductive metal filings inside the innards, right next to the motherboard. Its also a great way to cut your hand on jagged edged metal every time you pick it up with the stand open.
     
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    If you go to the blog where he details what he did, note how UNBELIEVABLY CLOSE that cut is to the Li Battery - explosion, burn, leak?
     
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    no offence to anyone intended.. but what a retarded way to change out the SSD... SOOO many things can go wrong and like others have said previously with examples
     
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    Yeah... i think the Battery is the most dangerous thing. If you go just a little to deep you can cut open the battery.
    You'd need a really good dept control here. no idea if dremel can provide such a thing.

    And i wouldn't try such a thing if you can't seal it properly.
    If you cut it out well it maybe might work with a metal compound glue... no idea how well that stuff works on magnesium but the glue should be able to hold in 45°C (Yep.. that's the CASE temperature on this point or a few centimeters above while under full throttling and gaming)
     
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    Sad they can't engineer a simple door with screws so it could be upgraded easily.
     
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