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After unscrewing these philips-heads the back panel pops right off with no adhesive, no ribbons attached too!
  • After unscrewing these philips-heads the back panel pops right off with no adhesive, no ribbons attached too!

With the back off we see the main board and the audio board sitting all lonely on the left. It's problematic in just about everything that isn't Chrome OS.
  • With the back off we see the main board and the audio board sitting all lonely on the left. It's problematic in just about everything that isn't Chrome OS.

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These are the write protect screws, you need to remove this to change things like the GBB flags, it's recommended to do this before installing Linux on one of these to stop you getting locked out of the legacy BIOS.
  • These are the write protect screws, you need to remove this to change things like the GBB flags, it's recommended to do this before installing Linux on one of these to stop you getting locked out of the legacy BIOS.

This is the audio board, it controls the speakers and the 3mm jack... And is extra picky about what it talks to!
  • This is the audio board, it controls the speakers and the 3mm jack... And is extra picky about what it talks to!

  • You'll need special drivers for this one, nothing but stock software works out of the box with this one.

Alex

Member since: 01/15/2017

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If I wanted to put some thermal pads down on the motherboard for $@$** and giggles, where would the back of the processor be on the above board?

tipoo - Reply

It's actually on the keyboard side of the board, bare silicon with a thermal pad connecting it to the aluminium frame. Unless you want goop on your keyboard I wouldn't advise it!

Alex -

Do you have any instructions on how to remove or at least clean the keyboard on these?

I had a spillage and the keys are sticking now.

frannyj - Reply

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