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Case Mod - Complete ⭐ VIDEO // DAWN OF WINDOWS, 35 Years Jubilee of Windows, COMPLETED!

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  1. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    Hi guys. I would like to show you a new project that is pretty much finished.I will post it all across the next few days.
    I made it for Microsoft as a Windows History Mod.
    On November 20th 1985 Microsft released the first ever Windows Version (Windows1.0)
    Its been a long ride till Windows 10.
    So when they asked me how I could portray the history, I new I would once again take an old piece of Hardware and convert it into something as state of the art as possible.

    In this case, I went for a Siemens Nixdorf PC02
    This model was actually a Laptop, even though it wouldnt pass as one nowadays seeing as its as big as a suitcase :) and heavy as hell.
    It didnt have a battery, but a thermal printer inbuilt. It was powered by C 8810 M25
    and had two 5,25" drives. Panasonic released this to the market in 1984 in Osaka.
    I managed to pick one up in ebay with a functional screen.

    It weighed 15 Kilos then, and now its approx the same.
    Anyway.
    Its all about RTX, I7, ROG and SSD power now. I kept the screen after sliceing the front off and fixing an LCD behind it.

    It now has all those juicy interfaces that didnt exost then, like USB3, HDMI, sound with speakers, Display ports and Wifi etc. I know I know, of course its standard now, but it wasnt then.
    Here are the first pics.
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  2. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    NOPE, I wont call this a sleeper like many do. Dont like that definition, I like to think of it, just like I did with my Commodore, as....
    COMPUTER HOT RODDING!

    I used to have a wired keyboard which i exchanged for a present day Bluetooth MS Surface one thats fits and used the wire hole for the sound knob instead
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  3. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    i had to get rid of the 35 year old grime :) the keyboard springs had to be renewed too, the heighteners were just flapping out. all worked fine though and it now has a new paintjob too.

    just for the record, I am now in my new workshop, as you can see in the change of background,,,,soon. :) am happy as can be.
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  4. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    of course after guitting it, i had to realise new structure stability. their wasnt ahole or bracket at all that matched modern standards.
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  5. Flux

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    Very cool! I espcially like the Diskette-DVD-mod.
     
  6. Yargen

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    Looking great already it’s truly an art when you do it:thumb:
     
  7. Osgeld

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    how did you get the explosion guard off the crt, did you break the vacuum and go to town or did it just pop off
     
  8. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    thx guys. @Osgeld. well i did it once before with the CRE8ODORE, once COMMODROE mod. nope, I sliced it with a grinder while spraying water on it at the same time. was a really messy job. but it worked. the whole glass bubble is held round the sides with a metal strip, so that sorta seperates it from the from curved pane.
    then it was all about a really good clean up, fillin with resin and sticking the lcd with pcb etc.. behind it.
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  9. Flux

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    I hadn't thought of that. I guess some kind of bubbly glass would do my 13th Monkey good.
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Just a squirt gun? I would think a constant flow would be safer. :worried:
    Good to see you back. That floppy is built like a brick. I've never seen a naked 5 1/4" THAT old. (That was a dangerous sentence.)
     
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    I don't like word sleeper either. Guess what you are going for is more similar to coachbuilding, where often new and old is mixed. It looks glorious so far and the style is up to my alley.

    As for cutting the tube I remember doing it years ago, I did go well to about 90%, then glass shattered in spectacular fashion (exploded is more proper description).
     
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  12. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    yes a constant flow of water would have been better, but this still worked and didnt have to find aa hose and tap. did this with the commodore too, so sofar it has worked twice. of course each screen is different and this one was smaller, hence harder to crack safely.
    here is how i poured resin into the last one to flatten the inside, same done here.
     
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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    time for another update.
    nothing at all was according to the new standards here. in addition to that taking out the printer and psu and other parts resulted in loss of integral structure so i had to bracket ans strutt a lot before i could actually start fitting in trays and plates and making holes in new brackets etc.. for the new parts. salvaged parts from an old case and bent cut n modified them in.
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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and here are some more pics of the progress
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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and some more
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    :wallbash: You are the wizard of modding :wallbash:
     
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  18. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    thx kim. glad you like it :)
    here are more pics till the video comes.
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    I agree with kim, anything you touch my friend turns to gold! :rock:
     
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    I love when old meets new a great mod!!
     

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