*WARNING* Modifing your Eee will invalidate your warranty and can be destructive if not performed correctly, it is also addictive!
Now my shiny Eee is running Ubuntu nice and smoothly, it was time to invalidate the warranty and add some funky goodies in the shape of extra storage and bluetooth.
The 701 conveniently has some space next to the memory slot, and this is a great place to hide the newly added gadgets.
A quick trip to tesco's procured the necessary hardware
- 8gb usb pen drive
- bluetooth adapter
- 4 port usb hub
Next the fun part, break open the adapters, and remove the sockets to reveal the bare pcbs.
The first device to be connected was the 4 port hub as this needs to be wired into the top of the motherboard, I used the left hand usb sockt ( so it can no longer be used), but if you have the none webcam version you can connect to that usb and not loose a socket.
The Eee was reassembled at this point except for the back access plate, then the bluetooth and pen drive soldered onto the Hub.
The Bluetooth adapter minus its shell
8Gb oen drive with usb connecter removed
4 port hub stripped and connected
all 3 wired in and tested
and lastly the finished product, eee-ubuntu showing the bluetooh icon
A little tidying to put the cover and mission accomplished.
All these images were taken on my phone and bluetooth'd accross to the Eee where this page was written.