RE: [LinkStation_General] Re: open new linkstation without any traces - possible?
I used a very flexible kitchen-knife my wife uses to fillet fish to remove the fascia, take your time and do it gently, Otherwise there is a danger you will kink it.
The grub screws are tiny; you’ll need a jeweller’s screwdriver to take them out cleanly.
From: LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com [mailto: LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of edgranville
Sent: 26 April 2005 23:17
Subject: [LinkStation_General] Re: open new linkstation without any traces - possible?
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com , "thekugelblitz"
> bought my linkstation few days ago - nice thing!
> BUT: firmware is v2.0, so i don´t have the possibility for access
> i think the only way to custimize the box is to boot the hd in a
> (please correct me, if i´m wrong)... so i have to dissassemble it.
> but i don´t want to loose my warranty - is there a way to
> the linkstation traceless?
I managed to get into mine in a very clean fashion. The only issue
with the how-to guide in the links section is it recommends just
shredding the thread on the tiny screws that retain the front facia.
You can actually get these screws by removing the metallic looking
strip on the facia. This is clear plastic. It is stuck onto the
facia using double sided sticky tape (yeah, yeah, very Blue Peter) -
which is how they create that mirrored finish. Just make sure that
when you try to prise off the plastic strip that the tape comes away
with the strip. If you don't the finish will never be the same
again. The facia retaining screws are then accessible. The tape
retained its tackiness sufficiently well to bond the strip back
again when I was finished although I didn't replace the screws
because I figured I'd be in and out of the case more than once.
I've done this with mine and it looks untouched (except for where I
burred the screws using a badly fitting screwdriver).
As ever though, if you want in you can never be sure not to void the