Project : Mobira Dataman

"Tutorial" on how to mod a 25 years old mobile phone to work as a HTPC.
Author: Jani 'Japala' Pönkkö
Published: 25.08.2009
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Cracking the case open


Mobira Dataman

Here are the basic components that make up the Mobira Talkman. On the left in the picture is the battery box, middle module is the "brain" box and on the top is the handset and the docking station for it.

The motherboard should fit inside if I manage to remove all the inner structures, batteries, cabling etc. This is going to be challenging one.


Mobira Dataman

As the phone was made back in 1984, they were still using quite large screws. This made it easy to strip all the circuitry etc. from inside the central unit. This left me with an empty shell the start playing with.

Initially I had hoped to use the inner structure to hold the different components on the computer system in place but the free space was in high demand so I had to bring in the hacksaw.


Mobira Dataman

I tried several different tools for this job and the Dremel with its new EZ Lock cut-off wheels and an iron saw were the best. Material itself was pretty soft so the whole process didn't take that long to complete.


Mobira Dataman

Filing to get even more clearance for the parts. This corner is reserved for the CPU cooler...

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