Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How to disassemble Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive

How to disassemble Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive and prepare it for first use.




This is about Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive.
The hdd you will get at the end of this is a 3TB Seagate Barrucada.

You will need to convert this HDD to GPT partition before use. See below for more details.

Model number: 
ST3000DM001
Datasheet:
http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/barracuda-ds1737-1-1111us.pdf
Speed: 7200RPM
Cache: 64mb

For the portable version, please refer to this post.:
http://bychaw.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/what-is-inside-seagate-expansion.html


To purchase this, just click on the link below:


View the unboxing video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTpkLYZt0Uk&feature=youtu.be



View the dis-assembly video here:






Seagate 3TB Expansion desktop drive:



To remove the case, look for the power/usb port side



Slowly use a clip to unlock these clips... swap to the opp side.. do the same.. and then do the same to the sides..

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The drive that you will get is a Seagate Barrucada

Picture of the USB to SATA converter:




Preparing your 3TB Drive for first use:
Because it's a 3TB drive, it will not work out of the box..  you need to prepare it to be a GPT drive before you can use it.

View the video here on how to prepare your drive to work on your pc:





More pictures:


Enjoy!




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Sunday, May 27, 2012

How to convert your WIFI radio to Non Wifi RJ45

How to convert your WIFI radio to Non Wifi RJ45



If you don't like to switch on WIFI, and would like to convert your WIFI radio to non WIFI, here's the solution.

This guide is for Bush TR2015 WIFI Radio, but the procedure is the same as long as your WIFI radio uses a USB WIFI dongle like this:




Tools/Material needed

Screwdriver - according to your needs
USB to RJ45 adaptor

Optional
USB extender cable Male to female
Drill


Procedure:
Open up your WIFI Radio, remove the USB wifi dongle and replace it with your USB-RJ45 dongle!
You might need a usb extender cable incase your RJ54 dongle does not fit in the case.



At this stage, you can reassemble and switch on your radio again. No configuration needed. You might also need to drill some hole to fit the cable to resecure / assemble your radio back again.!

Enjoy!




Saturday, May 26, 2012

How to remove Driver side Airbag For Toyota Arius/ Toyota Corolla ZRE152

How to remove Driver side Airbag For Toyota Arius/ Toyota Corolla ZRE152 

This is for the Year 2011 new facelift Toyota Auris / Corolla  ZRE152 model.

There are no Torx screws, the airbag is secured by 2 clips. should take you about 1 min to remove.. :)




First disconnect the battery first



Then, Remove the 2 Hole covers at both sides of the steering wheel, picture showing the right hand side..




Look for the spring, use a screw driver to push this spring


By pushing you are trying to dislodge the catch the spring is sitting on


The airbag will be dislodged


Carefully lift the airbag out...



ok now you can do whatever you want with it!



Bush WIFI Internet Radio TR2015 review

Bush WIFI Internet Radio TR2015 review





This is a review about the Bush WIFI Internet Radio TR2015, this radio is just a basic Wifi radio and nothing else.

Features:

  • WIFI Internet Radio
  • Plays music from your PC
  • Headphone output


Below are the features that are usually on most WIFI radio nowadays but are missing from this one.

Missing Features

  • No AM/FM Radio
  • No DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio
  • No Ipod Dock


Using the Radio, firmware upgrade is recommended
The unit powers up, connects to the network but updating of radio station failed. After upgrading the firmware, the internet radio works.



This unit is able to tune to many Internet Radio Stations. However, some international radio station may be missing.


Verdict:

It works!


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Friday, March 16, 2012

Telstra ZTE MF-60 WIFI 3G Modem

Telstra ZTE MF-60 WIFI 3G Modem




Recently, there's a good price on Telstra MF-60 at $77 (cost price, I heard) instead of the usual $99 that are selling in the other shops.. So I bought one and tried it out.



To purchase this, just click on the link below:


View the unboxing video here:


As I have both the older MF-30 and this newer MF-60, it's easy for me to compare between the two devices.


Instantly, I find that the MF-60 is easier to use. With it's display screen, there's no need to guess what the modem is doing like in the old modem.. highly recommended!!.

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