Xoom Portfolio Case Mod II: Charging Port
So I just read this post in the "Xoom 2 - what you change or add?" thread.....
Only one tool required:
- One metal pen. You'll have to try many on for size and sharpness. Take them apart and slide the barrel of each pen over the xoom charging plug. It should be a tight fit.
Mark a center on the inside of the case, then use the pen casing to cut the hole from the inside (against a cutting board). You might have to flip the case to finish the job... just go slow, you don't want to split the case material.
Some other suggestions, bullet/pinch cigar cutters, dremel (might be too messy), etc.
Attached are some picts... btw, end result works perfectly.
Thx to Live2ride883 for the idea
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Thanks for the idea, I'll be doing the same. It's funny, I didn't like this case at first but I've really grown to appreciate it. It's durable as f*ck! I love it. By cutting that power hole, I'd rarely take it out of its case. Thanks again!
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- 03-20-2011, 08:37 PM #19How'd you actually get them off though? Just carve them off?
And for the second mod... DUDE YOU RULE!!! Thanks a ton for that idea! I was trying to debate whether I wanted to sharpen the heck outta my knife and make a little bit of an oval incision. I was amazed with myself and got it right dead on, but the pen worked as well.
PS- the pen used is a Zebra 301. The one used in the OP's pictures is a Pencil, M-301, and I think he used it because you can removed the clicker completely. With a pen, you just gotta push and twist a bit more than if you had used the pencil
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