Fatting Up a Thin Client

I had acess to some Thin clients so I decide to fatting up one for my personal use.

Step 1: First I Open It Up.

Removed the 2 rear screws from the HP T5000 and pulled all the clip panels off. The cage is a metal shield just like your destops.

Step 2: Wireless

Right on top under the cage was the wireless Cisco card this works really well. it plugs into a right angel riser PCI card.

Step 3: 44 Pin Header

Ths is wear the 64 mb Win XP embeded was pluged in. I fould an old laptop and pulled the HDD + the cable. I then pluged it in.

Step 4: Connected

This is with the riser card and wireless installed with the hard drive.

Step 5: Final Assembly

Fold hard drive over cable to ensure hard drive doesn't short out against riser assembly or wireless card.

Step 6: Loaded XP

Loaded XP via USB CD ROM.

Step 7: XP Loaded

The system did not require any additional drivers after SP3.



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    10 Discussions

    I used an adapter from frys electronics 5 bucks and the power is robbed from the power supply plug in on the back. I have speed it up by using a ssd hdd and stripping the os now it is pretty clean and quick.


    7 years ago on Step 2

    (I know the comments on other pictures get also posted on the first one, thats annoying) Instead of this Wireless card you can also re-solder on of the USB ports with wires, to make it a internal USB port, connect a 2-port HUB, with one extension wire for USB going to the hole, and the other port connected to a dongle. Spares space, so you do not need to fat it up.


    7 years ago on Step 7

    A Small yet usefull desktop computer. You could use this as your home's Media Center.


    7 years ago on Step 3

    You can also use a USB Stick. But it's not as easy as a HDD. I first had no laptop HDD, but my dad came in the perfect moment with his old Worklaptop's old HDD and RAM, but the RAM didn't fit.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder if light weight linux distro would be better than XP. Nice job.