Inside a LaCie PocketDrive...(light
As usual, I cannot be responsible for any damage to
your machines when you will experiment the following
Here, no problem: just to undertsand how it is built :-)
I love this rubber look, don't you ? :-)
Opening it from its rearside offers an easier way to
remove the rubber coat: see the little cuttings out pointed
by the yellow arrows
In the foreground of the image above, a little
specialized tool to remove electronic chips from a board:
usefull when you have to remove coats wrapping a box!
The rubber coat is partially removed: we start working
from the connectors side (yellow arrow)
Blue arrows shows the two stickers which maintain the
rubber coat in place.
Yellow arrows from left to right:
1) power connector (optional)
2) USB port
3) 1st Firewire port
4) 2nd Firewire port
Blue arrows from left to right
1) screw which clamps the hard disk onto the
2) the hard disk itself
Yellow arrows point to hexagonal screws with a little
breast on their middle (blue arrows). The latter will
maintain both the plate and the hard disk into small
U-shaped steel holes.
Yellow arrow shows the led, blue one shows the IDE
connector of the hard disk.
Surprisingly, no jumper on the pins (blue arrow) but
detailled explanations about them on the hard disk
All parts dissambled: nothing special .
Of course, all the above instructions in reverse order to
rebuilt the PocketDrive!