Author Topic: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking  (Read 14171 times)

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Offline MikeK

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2012, 01:32:42 am »
Yeah, I think it's welded.  If I twist the case I can't even get it to make a creak.
 

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2012, 03:42:30 am »
Yeah, I think it's welded.  If I twist the case I can't even get it to make a creak.

Bring out the dremel !
 

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2012, 04:49:41 pm »
I recommend you leave it alone.  Taking it apart without damage is quite difficult. This is experience talking ;)
 

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2012, 01:18:21 am »
That's why I plan on buying 2 or 3.  There's got to be an easy way to get them apart?  no?

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2012, 01:43:48 am »
That's why I plan on buying 2 or 3.  There's got to be an easy way to get them apart?  no?

No, there doesn't have to be.  Most wall warts are molded, for the same reason: nobody needs to take them apart.  Almost any case you can disassemble you would hear creaking when you twist it, but this makes no noise.  So it's very likely plastic-welded.  But nothing a heated X-acto knife can't remedy.  I also have a small milling machine that I could clamp it to and carefully slice it open with a thin saw blade.
 

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2012, 01:57:10 am »
Well - there ya go.  Told you there's got to be an easy way.  ;)

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Re: Kensington and iGo Universal Power Supply Hacking
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2012, 02:51:48 pm »
I tore open wall warts either using a pocket saw ( it's called that but it's not exactly pocket friendly is it ? ) or my "dremel" with the saw bit ...
 


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