How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

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How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

Postby angrymeat » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:12 am

Ok so the first thing I did when I got my DT366 outside of cry about the lack of c35 apps was what every geek does. I took it apart. I figured I would take it apart again and this time make a tutorial for the rest of you .
I in advance apologize for the crappy pics my camera is a turd.

[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0840Small.jpg[/img]


Step one
Remove your external battery and eject your Cf card if you have one in . It makes it alot easier .

Step Two
Remove the two screws from the internal battery cover and remove your internal battery.
[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0844Small.jpg[/img]

Step Three
Remove the 6 screws on the back  of the unit as marked below  the bottom middle one is below the white sticker.
[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0846Small.jpg[/img]


Step Four
flip your unit over and remove the front bezel . Then remove the Five screws marked below.These are  holding the board and screen to the back bezel. Make sure to get the middle right one its hard to see sometimes.
You will notice all but one of these screws are long than the ones you have dealt with up to this point. Oddly the short one is the bottom right hand corner screw  this will come in handy when you go to put it all back together.
[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0847Small.jpg[/img]

Step Five
Ok now you have to slowly and easily remove the board /screen assembly from the back bezel however donot pull it off quickly because there are two wires that connect to the back bezel. I typically do not remove these two cables  I just flip the bezel up and out of the way.
and now your looking at the motherboard and all of its glory  woohoo . The green rectangle in the middle is the source of all  of our frustration and fury the Ide  flash module. This removes simply by pulling straight up on it . iits on tight  but it does come off.

[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0849Small.jpg[/img]

Here is a picture of the flash chip removed. It is hard to tell with the angle of this pic but you can see how low profile the connector is and that is s the part that bites us in the butt about using most aftermarket ide flash chips.
[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0857Small.jpg[/img]

Here is a horrid pic of the onboard IDe pins . you will notice they are the same as a standard 44 pin ide which is the same as a notebook hard drive. but they are shorter than most so  they wont go far enough into most connectors to make a connection. I have a couple of low profile 44 pin ribbons on order to try and mod them to work but who knows. you should be able to hook up a notebook hd to these but this is untested.
[img width=480 height=320]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/angrymeat/dt366/100_0862Small.jpg[/img]
Last edited by quotaholic on Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

Postby Soulace » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:13 pm

Hi AngryM,

My WebDT 360 is on order.

Any internal power sources that could potentially run a IDE to SATA converter board and have a small SATA cable running into a 2.5" hdd house in the internal battery bay (battery removed)?

Is the 256/512 RAM upgradeable?

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Re: How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

Postby angrymeat » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:06 pm

the 360 and 366 are different  monters to some extend  the memory is non upgradable they are soldered into the board. on the 266 and i believe the 360 .
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Re: How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

Postby angrymeat » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:51 pm

im not sure I have trie connecting a 2.5 hdd via a 44 pin cable  and was unsuccessful I speculate this is because the ide on these may be only 3.8v instead of 5 v . As for possible power sources I believe usb is 5v so in theory you could tap into the bottom ports for the dock I think there is a partial pinout of those somewhere eon the site maybe foxx  can provide more insite .
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Re: How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

Postby sirtigger35 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:35 am

Will a Compaq flash work in that place.  If it does, there are some compaq flash cards that take a sd card.  This would give you much more space for relatively cheap. 
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Re: How to take apart your Dt366 and remove your ide flash memory

Postby quotaholic » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:11 am

It can be done but be aware that the pin out is altered making it difficult. One would need to do some modifications to a cable and or adapter to get a cf card working correctly.

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