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Modding Is there any way to bend a mobo and it still works ???

Discussion in 'Modding' started by dubdvd, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. dubdvd

    dubdvd What's a Dremel?

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    I know this question sounds a bits stupit ...but is there any way to slowly bend a mobo over we say a week or so that you can put a slight bend in the centre of the board ..i have an idea for a tubular case and im thinking if i could bend a shuttle mobo that i have spare that it would fit just right ???? any ideas would be great thanks
     
  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    i can just imagine all the resistors and other shiny bits cracking off, let alone the processor socket going ping... oh and the ram sockets, seeing as they are more than likely vertical...

    i would say no.
     
  3. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Get a blow-torch and see if that works, as it should melt the components into a slight bend - post pics of the event too.

    I will not be held responsible for any damage that arises from following my post.
     
  4. dubdvd

    dubdvd What's a Dremel?

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    ahh well god loves a tryer :wallbash: :duh:
     
  5. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    give it ago.. it will be different if it did work!!
     
  6. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I know! You could cut it in half and then sew it back togeher at a right angle.
     
  7. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    lol good luck with that...
     
  8. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    This would fail on SO many levels. But if you've got the money, time and stupidity to give it a try, go ahead.
     
  9. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    No. Motherboard are a very thin sandwhich of copper layers and FR-4 fiberglass. The copper is too thin to survive much mechanical stress and fiberglass will do nothing but shatter under strain.
     
  10. gideon

    gideon What's a Dremel?

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    solder wires to the socket, ram, and all other connectors and start bending :thumb:

    me is also not responsible if someone tries it
     
  11. CrazyModder

    CrazyModder What's a Dremel?

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    All the solder joints on the SMT components, will crack. I worked at a Modem factory, the boards could be bend like 35 degres with 280 degres of heat, but it has to be done in the BTU oven at the time of manufacture, once the solder paste is cold and you try to straight it up, the solder joints crack; see it happen. But if you find a way let us know, it will be a nice mod.
     
  12. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    awww, by your name, i thought you were going to announce that bending a motherboard is posisble. I was expecting some crazy frothing post with mad pictures and some hacked together mess of solder and pcb.

    You sir! Do not live up to your name!

    ;)
     
  13. CrazyModder

    CrazyModder What's a Dremel?

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    But I did say is posible :D
     
  14. Archtronics

    Archtronics Minimodder

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    why not find a crap cheap motherboard and try it out first
     
  15. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I would imagine that a cheap and nasty mobo made of sub par materials is probally the more likely to withstand bending as the soldering is usually a bit loose and shoddy anyway.
     
  16. kbates666

    kbates666 What's a Dremel?

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    Motherboards are pretty strong. Here's a pic after and hour of playing frisbee
    [​IMG]
     
  17. olly_lewis

    olly_lewis What's a Dremel?

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    Great game, and new, mobo frisbee.... fun for the whole family...
    Like everyone else, test test test it with a sub par, cheap mobo and post the results...
     
  18. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    i saw a guy who made chairs outa old motherboards. It even had fans in it to cool ones rear end.
     
  19. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 What's a Dremel?

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    Oh god, please tell me it was already dead. Oh the humanity...
     
  20. Stwongbad

    Stwongbad What's a Dremel?

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    oh god...were you playing with your dog? theres a big chunk out of it so i hope you weren't playing with your (human) buddy
     

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