A600: Mounting HxC & Floppy Internally (Part 4)
Hey my friends...
The result was really nice as you can see. This is how it looks when there is no floppy inside...
...and this is how it looks when the floppy is inside. You can see that the eject button is inline with the original eject button that now hosts the MicroSD card as you saw on my previous article.
Not bad at all. After attaching the upper to the lower case this is how it looks when no floppy is inserted...
...and this is how it looks a floppy disk inserted.
From the side this is the whole picture of the mods. Both eject buttons one of which is the MicroSD slot and the lock switch :)
After a lot of effort... the cut was done. You can see the initial cut without any sanding.
Some may have noticed it, some may not... but as everyone makes mistakes... I cut by mistake a small area next to the upper right of the cut... You can see it by flash but still is annoying. I tried to cover it as much I could but still is noticeable with a flash or bright light. Not something too important but annoying nontheless. I might give it some try with a dremel and some soft brush but for now I'll leave as it is (Grrrr).
Anyway... in the meantime, I ordered a Plexi Glass from a nearby store as I wanted a laser cut of exactly 3.9x1.3mm (and 3mm thickness) as I wanted to fill the hole of the cut. The plexi glass was ready the next day so I sanded the cut as much as it required for the plexi glass to fit nicely! What a pain in the butt that was!!!
This was the final cut ready for the plexi glass to be mounted.
After applying some careful drops of instant glue I attached the plexi glass on the case and it fitted like a glove!
Because the LCD screen has a black frame by default, I didn't like how it would look underneath the plexi glass so I thought about spraying it with a light beige color. I had a spray ready from my A4000 custom bezel and this is how the frame turned out after 2 coats of spray. Of course I dismantled the whole LCD in parts (I didn't think it would play after this but I had a spare one so I had to try).
After everything was ready and the spray was dry, I hotglued carefully the LCD in place.
And VOILA! This is how the LCD looks now :)
Case closed and I fired up the miggy!!! W00h00!
Everything worked like a charm and I was a happy man! Mission accomplished after a month of work :)
You can see now how it looks completed
Even the plastic protector had room for the Slim floppy's eject button (this was by pure luck as I was thinking to also mod the case). Awesome stuff!