Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG mods/tweaks ONLY!

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  1. mdott

    mdott Notebook Geek

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    Aha never thought of looking there, as I'm not looking for a backlit keyboard! :eek: I'll check it out. thanks.
     
  2. zsero

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    Has anyone had success with this? I asked it in the other thread, buy maybe it's more of a tweak.
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    Has anyone tried putting a slim or manually cut / sanded D-SUB VGA cable, while there is a HDMI cable plugged in? There is no reason why could we not do 2x external displays on the AMD card. I think its just the spacing issue.
     
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    Yep, I cut mine with a dremmel and it works fine.
     
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    Wow, its good to know its worth the effort. But what do you select in the Fn + F5 menu?

    Can it do two external + internal?
     
  5. Wally33

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    It will only output to 2 displays. internal + external or two external. I just set them up in screen resolution menu (right click on desktop)
     
  6. prikolchik

    prikolchik Notebook Evangelist

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    I was bored so I scanned motherboards of 3820TG (ATI 5470) and 3820TG (ATI 6550). It could be very useful for hardware modding or if you have to replace a failed component.

    Ideas for possible hardware mods:
    - eSata port
    - Adding missing PCI-e lines to the PCI-e slot
    - SIM card slot
    - More USB ports

    You are welcome to use these images for any purpose. Giving the credit for the scans is appreciated, but NOT required.

    Scanner: Canon CanoScan 8600F

    Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG-3022 (Canadian)
    i5 CPU / ATI 5470 512MB / no 3G modem
    Winstron JM31-CP Mainboard
    Acer P/N: 48.4HL01.031

    Interesting info:
    Clockgen: SLG8LV595V

    Download:
    600dpi (6000x4500) (5MB): file mirror1
    1200dpi (12000x9000) (34.2MB): file
    imageshack.us (600dpi): Top Bottom


    Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820TG-6829 (Canadian)
    i5 CPU / ATI 5650/6550 1GB / no 3G modem
    Winstron JM31-CP Mainboard
    Acer P/N: 48.4HL01.03M

    Interesting info:
    Clockgen: ICS VS3197BL

    Download:
    600dpi (6000x4500) (5.2MB): file mirror2
    1200dpi (12000x9000) (36.5MB): file
    imageshack.us (600dpi): Top Bottom
     
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    Excellent initiative, thanks!:)
     
  8. Lennong

    Lennong Notebook Consultant

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    I'm going to do the 3G mod in as soon as I get the parts. That sim card holder is tricky. 9 connectors, when they normally come in 6 or 8. The closest I found was a 6 connector combinationholder at Farnell
    AVX|00 9162 006 501 150|CONNECTOR, MICRO SD/SIM, COMBI | Farnell Sverige
    I have found the JAE - MM60-52B1-B1-R850 MINI PCI EXPRESS, 3.9MM connector but no stock in the whole of Europe until August.:mad:
    JAE|MM60-52B1-B1-R850|CONNECTOR, MINI PCI EXPRESS, 3 | Farnell Sverige

    I'm leaving for a one year research trip in 6 weeks and needs to get this done while I still have the access to uni's lab and soldering equipment. Can someone in US ship me over a couple in an envelope? I will transfer the funds in any suitable way, PayPal or similar?
     
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    Thanks, for the scans.
     
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