Just a FYI for those who are from the US and Canada, those silly stickers that say you'll void your warranty if they are cut through
and what not. We have lovely warranty laws in the US and Canada (probably other countries as well), and those laws say that unless
you do something that would cause the device to malfunction, that they cannot void your warranty. So feel free to slice those stickers.
>>Cool -- I've tried following a couple of those sites via online
>>translators, but it doesn't quite work for technical work. The ones
>>that interest me most are the Debian conversions. From what I can
>>tell, you have to rip apart the HD inside and mount on a PC, then
>>untar or dd over the root filesystem. Unfortunately I couldn't
>>mine open to mount it - I might try again sometime later. I've got
>>couple links posted at http://del.icio.us/sml/linkstation that are
>>frontends into translators. You can see what fun it is :)
> Reading those machine translated web pages were just too confusing and
> sometimes funny. :) Luckily I can read enough Japanese to tell what's
> going on for the most part.
> It's not too hard to open the box, but of course the first time will
> be difficult. Basically you have to take the "belt" off first. It's
> the front plastic part of the unit that has the status lights and
> such. There are tabs on the top and bottom of the unit that you push
> in. If you look in the grooves you'll see a button-like spot. There
> also might be a screw in the back of the unit by the ethernet port
> that you need to take out. Might be hidden behind a sticker or
> something. Mine didn't have one, but others probably do.
> After you push them in, then you should be able to pull the belt off
> by pulling it toward the front about an inch. Then just lift it off.
> Once that is off, you'll see that the case is a clamshell with more
> tabs to undo. There's 4 of them I believe.
> Once you have the clamshell open, then it's pretty easy to get to the
> HD. However, you still have to unscrew the motherboard, HD bay, and
> perhaps the power supply.
> Hope this helps.
> - David