180 degree hinge modification
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Recently, i went through the process of disassembling and modifying my Pinebook Pro to have a 180 degree hinge, and i noted the lack of talk on a good guide here.

Tools
 - file (preferably small) or a dremel with a small tip that can cut metal (or equivalent alternative)
 - a set of small screwdrivers/bits, preferable if you have a set of electronics repair screwdriver bits
 - calipers, ruler, micrometer, anything that can measure on the millimeter scale. (optional but recommended)
 - marker (optional)

Step 1) So as to not be redundant, go to https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinebook_Pr...Reassembly and follow the steps to remove the back cover. Please note there is two lengths of screw, keep track of where they go.
Step 2) Take panel assembly apart from main body according to these instructions http://files.pine64.org/doc/pinebook/gui..._Guide.pdf
Step 3) take off these (https://imgur.com/uGA26y7) on both sides, put everything else in a safe spot
Step 3.5) separate the two parts of the hinge mechanism
Step 4) get your dremel/file or whatever else you are using, and take off 3 mm from, whatever depicted in https://imgur.com/4xxVE0w from each of the side's pieces
Major steps of getting it to 180 degrees are done, now to put it back together. IN REVERSE

one thing to note, the hinge piece that was not modified is the thing that actually limits it, and if you can grind that (on the right side) to 180 degrees, you can do the same thing, but it would require grinding around a circle, and not linear.

full picture set: https://imgur.com/a/7tE8QY9 
first mod guide please be nice. Smile

Final product. https://imgur.com/a/45QdIZW
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Interesting, I might try this with my old broken ISO and see how it works out. "Full picture set link" is broken for me btw.
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(11-30-2020, 01:05 PM)clover Wrote: Interesting, I might try this with my old broken ISO and see how it works out. "Full picture set link" is broken for me btw.
noticed that, but since that is just a collage of all the pictures i took, it probably is not useful.
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