View Full Version : I took appart my NX80
07-12-2004, 07:59 PM
Sorry, I didn't take pictures.
It wasn't for the weak hearted nor poor sighted. Jebus those screws are small. Surprisingly, you don't need to remove the MS, stylus, battery cover or even the CF hatch cover to take the back off. What you do need is that oddbal 5-point screwdriver for the screws. It's called "Torx Plus Tamper Resistant" and the size is IP5 by my best guess. There is one company that has a patent on them and it takes an act of god to get a set from them. Since I'm not in too well with god these days I just filed down an old screwdriver and made my own. :D
If you ever wondered how the rolling camera barrel works, it's a rolled up ribbon cable on a spool.
Anyway, I just had to share. Later...
07-12-2004, 08:37 PM
All that work and no pictures...
Is it close to these pictures?
07-12-2004, 10:31 PM
I hope you didn't do this (http://www.1src.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60336) to it ;)
07-13-2004, 11:25 PM
:) Heh heh. I took it appart to fix a short circuit, not for fun. It does look in general like the NX70, but you can also tell that it's a total redesign. Instead of the 2-3 layers and "tons of cables" described on that site, the NX80 is primarily just one main board. I didn't have to remove the main board to fix my short so I don't know what excitement the other side may have been hiding.
People who have talked about permanently attaching the WiFi card might like this part. If you totally removed the CF slot, and also removed the case of the WL100/110 card you probably could permanently attach WiFi to the NX80, but it wouldn't be pretty. The fact that the antenna would be blocked by the top case doesn't help either.
07-14-2004, 05:06 PM
What ever happened to knowing *friends* who took apart their NX80. :rolleyes:
I hope I don't have to take mine apart. I've grown attached to my Dremel rotary tool, and I don't want to get carried away... :D
Come to think of it, I need to move my Clié 600dpi page to my new server... I'll link it in my sig when I do that. :)
04-26-2005, 02:31 PM
Sorry, I didn't take pictures.
oddbal 5-point screwdriver for the screws. It's called "Torx Plus Tamper Resistant" and the size is IP5 by my best guess. There is one company that has a patent on them and it takes an act of god to get a set from them. Since I'm not in too well with god these days I just filed down an old screwdriver and made my own. :D
What screwdriver did you use to file and turn it into a "Torx Plus Tamper Resistant" Star screwdriver?
04-26-2005, 10:34 PM
Just go to Brando's site and get one--I think it's 10 bucks plus shipping, and it fits perfectly.
04-28-2005, 01:01 AM
You don't need any special screwdriver to open it up at all. Just yesterday, I opened mine up to get the broken power switch out. I used a 1.5mm flat screwdriver for the 5 screws on the main body and a philips 00 screwdriver for the 2 screws on the CF hatch.The screws turn without a problem.
As for the one from Brando, I strongly suggest that you do not buy it. I ordered one which I received 2 days ago. It cost $13 including shipping (to Australia). I must say that I am apalled at the quality of it. Firstly, it can only fit the main screws on the body of the Nx80; it does not fit the CF slot screws. Secondly, the screwdriver itself is of incredibly poor quality. I had barely tried opening 2 screws on the body when the screwdriver started wearing out (I hardly used any pressure). Instead of this, use two good quality screwdrivers of the kind I mentioned above. If you don't have them, they are a lot cheaper to get than if you order that screwdriver from Brando. They're also much cheaper than the Torx drivers (at least that's how it is here).
That's just my two cents on the matter.
05-10-2005, 07:24 AM
Opened mine too, to reset the switch stuck in the hold position. Used a good Philips 00 screwdriver for all screws. Never found the broken part of the switch though, so I'll attempt to make a new sturdy one, one of these days.
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