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-Windows Hack

  -Make your own DOC

Hardware Spec's 

-IDE Connector
-Floppy Connector
-Serial Ports
-Power Supply

Hardware Mod's

-Inserting the DOC
-Remove Noise
-Remove Heatsink
-CPU Clocking

Add Hardware 

-Hard Drive
   -HD Bios-Settings
-Hard Drive LED
-RS-232 Serial Port
-PS2 Keyboard
-External Display


-Suspend Fix

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-Original Story 



Boundless Virgin WebPlayer 200MHZ Internet Appliance
Add a Hard Drive

Tools/Materials Needed:

  • Medium Size Phillips Screwdriver

  • Small flat screw driver (or chip puller)

  • At least 12" Standard 44-pin IDE cable (laptop IDE Cable)

  • Jumper

  • 2.5" Laptop HD

  • Some sort of insulation

You'll need to cut a couple of posts in order to fit the hard drive into the WebPlayer. These posts are indicated by the circles in the photograph below. The two round holes in the shielding contain plastic posts that can be broken off easily with the fingers; the larger almost-rectangular hole has a shorter plastic post that is harder to break off. You will also need to break off the little springy metal finger that pokes up from one edge of that rectangular hole, otherwise the hard drive will be pressed up against the motherboard.

I strongly recommend that you *insulate the side of the hard drive that is going to be closest to the motherboard! I also advocate a patch or two of glue or (better) double-sided tape to hold the hard drive in place. The thin tape (that looks like regular sticky tape with a double dose of glue) is better than the foamy, cushiony type of tape because of space constraints.

Original Picture @ http://www.larwe.com/

Below is an illustration of how to fold the cable. Try to fold it like this to avoid the heat sink. Note that this photograph does not show the modem; the hard drive cable will be sitting on top of the modem.

Original Picture @ http://www.larwe.com/

1) Find the IDE Header
2) Attach hard drive to IDE Header via 44pin IDE cable. (PIN 1 is next to the CPU)
   (Make sure you have a prepared HD with OS of choice on it)
3) Plug unit in and press F2 or "Open book" to get to bios, If it doesn't work the first time do it again...
4) Enter "schwasck" for the bios password (You can change the password, but you can't disable it)
or remove the BIOS battery for a while (30 minutes). Then put it back, and reboot. Problem solved.
5) Go down to boot options and press enter, go to silent boot and press enter and select disabled (this will get rid of the virgin screen) press escape to return to main screen
6) Press right arrow and go to "Advanced" then press down to select "I/O device" and then select "IDE bus" and press enter, select primary, then press enter
7) Press escape to back out of "I/O" press escape again to go to exit screen, Select "Save changes and exit" (Bios-Settings)

Original posted on http://www.larwe.com/

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