Vu+
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mod for Solo (Internal HUB USB, DVB-T, Fan and Hard Disk)

Discussion in 'Vu+ Modding Art (babylon)' started by SOLO MAN, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. SOLO MAN

    SOLO MAN Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    31
    I do not think so ;)

    Here are some pictures of my VU+ Solo with internal HDD, DVB-T tuner, USB HUB with one more free internal port, totally silent 10 cm fan (Sychte)..:oops:

    Regards from Croatia.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    zulu12, DS-1, Satuser1972 and 5 others like this.
  2. Tamaki

    Tamaki Administrator

    Messages:
    4,629
    Nice, i mean that there is not a prepared space for an internal HDD.
    All can be done, but it is an artificer work :)
     
    SOLO MAN likes this.
  3. SOLO MAN

    SOLO MAN Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    31
    Hi.

    Sorry for late reply!

    HUB is Belkin Lighted USB Hub 2.0 4-Port High-Speed.
    Fan is Scythe SY1012SL12L (1000RPM) KAZE JYU SLIM 100mm Fan.
    HDD is Transcend Storejet 25M 250 GB (Power Saving Mode: 10 mins [​IMG])
    DVB-T is EMTEC s810 (DIB 0700)
    I have put on all chips in the box these little heatsinks [​IMG]
    Code:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250525419853&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123
    I have pulled out from the housing HUB, HDD, DVB-T tuner and put them in the receiver as shown on the enclosed pictures.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

    Messages:
    16,922
    Here the pics into the zip file.
    Thanks for SOLO MAN!

    SP_A0055.jpg SP_A0056.jpg SP_A0057.jpg SP_A0063.jpg SP_A0064.jpg SP_A0065.jpg SP_A0066.jpg SP_A0054.jpg
     
    SOLO MAN, aux, Satuser1972 and 4 others like this.
  5. tsiklon

    tsiklon Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    @solo man - how/where do you connect the USB hub internally - what is at the other end of the mini-USB cable on left? Also, what sort of power supply do you use for the USB HUB and what voltage?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Dzoni

    Dzoni BH Lover

    Messages:
    1,720
    Realy nice mod ! Bravo !
     
  7. SOLO MAN

    SOLO MAN Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    31
    @tsiklon, USB hub is connected to front USB pin on MB and front USB is connected to HUB! Power supply is from this HUB! I will put some more pictures when i find time!
     
  8. aux

    aux Vu+ User

    Messages:
    85
    great job!it's amazing!
     
  9. fabrizio432

    fabrizio432 Vu+ User

    Messages:
    66
    I like your work, but what about the noise of the slim fan, and where did you attach it?
     
  10. alamir

    alamir Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    13
  11. dalraist

    dalraist Moderator

    Messages:
    569
    That's nice :D
     
  12. bo1e

    bo1e Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    19
    I just did the same mod. Put in a usb-hub with wifi-dongle and a sata 2.5" hdd. But I have no heatsinks and no fan. I think the box is getting quite hot. Think I will try to add fan and heatsinks. But where can I get 12V to power the fan?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. bo1e

    bo1e Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    19
    And what is better, sucking hot air out of the box or blowing cold air into the box? Direction of the fan I mean. And is there enough holes in the box for decent airflow?
     
  14. fabrizio432

    fabrizio432 Vu+ User

    Messages:
    66
    Here you are:
    [​IMG]

    Look at the two wires on the bottom: 12V and GND
     
  15. bo1e

    bo1e Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    19
    Thanks. I did notice that before, just had forgotten. Guess I could power the usb-hub from the 5V there as well.
     
  16. fabrizio432

    fabrizio432 Vu+ User

    Messages:
    66
    That's for sure!
     
  17. Matrix10

    Matrix10 Administrator

    Messages:
    8,855
    I have not made ​​the modifications but I work in electronics
    Looking at pictures
    I think you still have to take greater account of the possibility of short circuits.

    Rgd MX
     
    pheonix and bo1e like this.
  18. tsiklon

    tsiklon Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Can someone who has done this mod please indicate where on the MB the location of the connector for the front USB port? And how they connected it to the hub please?

    mboard.jpg

    Is P203 the correct set of pins?

    usbfront.jpg
     
  19. bo1e

    bo1e Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    19
    You are refering to my soldering work? Its very dodgy! Will try to clean it up when I install the fan and heatsinks. I am an utter amateur when it comes to soldering so I just did the best I could with what I had. Poor tools and material to work with. But so far so good. I dont think the connections will move much when the box just sits on the shelf. The wires are quite stuck in their positions. But still, its not pretty :)
     
  20. bo1e

    bo1e Vu+ Newbie

    Messages:
    19
    You should pretty easily be able to track the cable from the motherboard to the usb-port on the front. Its a four wire cable between the ca-slot and the ribbon cable. Marked P203 like you mentioned. I soldered the usb hub cable to the pins on the mobo. Make sure you do a better job than I did, to avoid shorts.
     
    tsiklon likes this.

Share This Page