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In this instructable I share how you can enhance your laptop's portability with a handle. Here is my Dell Latitude CPI, 6.2lbs of heavy duty portable...
Here I am surfing Instructables.com up at Dave's property. The project is about ready get underway. Take your laptop to a well ventilated area.
1. Drill 2. Hole saw attachment Pick a hole saw attachment that will make a hole large enough to comfortably carry the laptop when done. Tools and...
If you have a Carpenter's Square handy you can use it to measure where you want to make your hole. A level helps ensure that your laptop is level. U...
Having marked the spot with tape, Dave proceeds to mount the laptop on a divided surface to begin drilling. If you have two palates, use them, if not...
Be sure to hold the drill steady as the torque can rip it from your hands if you aren't careful. In this photo you can see Dave doing it right by sec...
We've made it through the cover and into LCD backing. Have a screwdriver, nail or other hard straight object nearby to dislodge junk that gets lodged...
A bit more drilling gets us to the front of the LCD screen. Drill carefully through it, slow is best as you don't want to crack the rest of the scree...
After few more minutes at the drill, you will get through the LCD and be into the keyboard. I know what you're thinking, "won't we need that later?" ...
If the internet gets stuck in the drill, take a moment to clean it out with the nail.
Drilling carefully will get you to the core of the machine. Again to the naysayers, in this age of virtualization, very little of the actual laptop w...
Now that you are through the back cover, most of the work is done. A little cleanup, replacing the battery and we should be back up in no time.
And here we are, back on the internets, surfing away. You will notice that the overall screen size is diminished. At first I was worried about this ...
Take a closer look at the new handle.
Here's Dave testing the fruits of our labor.
The verdict? Unmitigated success, fully functional and stylish. After this project you will likely be the only person you know with such a laptop. ...
Here it is, the new truly portable Latitude CPI. Now this project should work with any laptop. If you feel inclined you can take a dremel tool and c...
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Posted:Jul 20, 2008
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