Well, this is what I was thinking of doing with my i-opener. Instead of adding a laptop hd inside the i-opener, I was going to build a custom base and in the base have a small power supply, and standard 3.5 inch hd, a standard cd-rom, and my usb sound out.
I want to use this power supply : http://bgm.bgmicro.com/prodinfo.asp?prodid=PWR1002
Would that be big enough to power a 3.5 inch and cd-rom? I am not a good electronics man here so a few more questions. How do I power the ps unit? I mean can I stick a regular computer cable into the back of it or something?
If this power supply will not work, anyone know a VERY small profile one that will? I was thinking aobut buying an external cd-rom case and taking the ps out it if if this wont work.
Okay, I have never soldered anything before! I would love to do the amd upgrade but I dont want to screw up my i-op. Would anyone be willing to do this for me if I shipped it to them and paid for all the parts? How much would you charge for that?
Also, since I dont want to solder anything, is there a good sound mod that requires NO soldering? If not I will but an external sound device OR is there someone who is willing to make the mod for me for a price. I really dont want to screw up my i-op. I am a full time college student working 40 hours a week at a super marktet (SaveMart for anyone who knows what that is) and I dont have a lot of money to waste on another :) So, if anyone can answer my q's I would really appreciate it! And thanks to all the good "modifiers" out there for helping me and coming up with mods. You guys rock! Oh yeah, time to pull an all-nighter for finals. Damn those finals.
P.s. I have the new v5 i-opener. No epoxy on my bios chip either. I was glad to see that!!!