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Old 21 January 2012, 17:38   #1
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Kickstart mod for A2000


I'd like to share with you some fun I had doing a little mod to my A2000.
I've installed a kickstart switcher, the kind that needs an external switch to switch roms.
Since I didn't want to drill any hole in the case, I've dug into my bin of electronic junk and with a bit of luck I came out with some components to manage the mod I wanted.

First I've found a switch recovered from a ATX PSU and a support bar from an internal modem/fax card:

Then I've adapted the hole to the switch's size:

And soldered the switch to some LED's cabling of a PC - yes, those are not the best soldering you've seen around :^):

And here we go: everything works and no A2000 has been harmed in the process!

Happy modding!

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Old 21 January 2012, 22:57   #2
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Nice job, jman!
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Old 22 January 2012, 01:10   #3
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Sweet, I love the idea of hiding the switch in the back so the A2000 looks unmodified at the front.
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Old 22 January 2012, 13:22   #4
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Good idea with the switch placing.

A small hint for the soldering process: you're too fast, the area you're soldering needs to be heated more before you apply the tin.

Don't overdo it, as after it's hot enough, the plastic starts melting quite soon.
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