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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:14 pm 
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This is the New MSS base with debug ports mod.

I started thinking of that when I read the post “what’s this mobo header for”
And all the holes the guy’s were making in there mss.
I was afraid to open the mss and see what I can do so there would be no holes.
It stayed in the back of my head for a long time, always thinking of it.
4 weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and to see what I can do or make so that I don’t have to drill a hole in my mss.
I had to empty the mss even removing the bottom base plate of the mss.
That is when I saw the square hole that the cables could go through and then I started to build some models in cardboards to see if it could work.
Then I made the first one in wood, to see how it looks.
The second one was made in metal.
I then went to a small machine shop to get stainless steel, made one so you guys can see it better. I like the style. (My welding is not perfect)
My second one was painted black. The pictures are not good.
My mss was in pieces for 4 weeks.

I want to thanks YMBOC for the “mobo header”
CAKALAPATI for is help on the cable. (I never did made a cable before).
YAKUZA for is help in finding the name for this mod and his help on building these post.

Future adds on to the post: How to build the new MSS base with debug ports mod.
How to install the new MSS base with debug ports mod.
PS. So guys please give me time to build these posts.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:15 pm 
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How to build the new MSS base with debug ports mod.

Don’t forget this is home made.
Or you can go to a machine shop to get it made.

Items that you will need.
One hammer
One wood plank 10 “long by 6” wide by 1” thick
260 mm long by 152.40 mm wide by 25.40 mm thick.

One sheet metal 34 inches long by 1” wide by 1/16 or 1/8 thick
25.40 mm wide by 1.59 mm or 3.18 mm thick
(Choose the thickness that you want)
One drill
Drill bits
Wood file
Sander
1 hacksaw whit small teeth on the blade.
You will need to do some welding

Empty the mss
Turn the mss up side down
Remove the 4 rubber feet
Remove the 4 screws
Take the base plate and put it on the wood plank outline the base plate on it.
Cut on the line or a little outside the line (for the people that are not cutting to often)
Now make sure that the wood plank is the same size as the base plate if not
You will have to sand it or use the wood file.
Once it is the exact same size as the base plate, you will have to draw a line
1/16 or 1/8 (depending of the thickness of the sheet metal you took) on the inside edge
of the wood plank.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:16 pm 
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How to install the new MSS base with debug ports mod

Items that you will need.
Flat tip screw diver
No 1 Phillips screw driver
The new MSS base with debug ports mod (you will have to make)
4 screws 1 ½ long
2 ps2 connector
1 VGA connector
1 VGA cable
2 ps2 Cables


1: Empty the mss,

2: turn the mss up side down


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File comment: 5: remove base plate

PS. On the base plate the HP logo is facing the front of the server.
Try to move the base plate form side to side (it will not move)
If you turn the base plate 180 degrees (the HP logo facing the rear)
You will see that the screw holes of the base plate do not match the
screw holes on the body of the server (try to move the base plate from side to side).
The base plate only goes one way.

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File comment: 8: Connect the cable, it goes in that position on the board. The cable goes over the power cable connector.
Make sure that the cable is under the motherboard (beside the power supply) when you start to put it back in.

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File comment: remove the temporarily screws that you put in earlier, install the base plate (bottom plate) the 4 1 1/2 inches screws.
When screwing the 4 screws before you tighten them up to hard you will do a bit of adjusment on the new MSS base with debug ports mod and the base plate,
once it straight you can tighten the screws.
that is it,

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Now this is a guy who is a builder...really beautiful work :mss:

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I need a beer or 2
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Now this is a guy who is a builder...really beautiful work :mss:


Thank you my friend.

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Nice job. Looks clean.

Where are you in Quebec ? I am near Montreal.

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Diehard wrote:
Nice job. Looks clean.

Where are you in Quebec ? I am near Montreal.

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I'm in Sherbrooke

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very nice


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I envy those who can work with their hands. Great work Jacmay.

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All4Fun wrote:
I envy those who can work with their hands. Great work Jacmay.


Thank you, All4Fun

Any body can do this.
You just have to take your time ( it took 4 weeks and I took my time)

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All4Fun wrote:
I envy those who can work with their hands. Great work Jacmay.


I did it with my kid he did some cutting and sanding and more.
In some days we only work for 15 minute

At the end he or she will be proud of their work.
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It is like the commercial "to see a smile in your kids face Priceless "

" priceless " I don't know if my spelling is ok.

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VERY NICE....

Of course my immediate thought is what could make it even better? How about adding some disk activity lights in the front?

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Of course my immediate thought is what could make it even better?


A Guinness tap and pretzel dispenser?

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Jacmay -- Any chance of a template? That way some of the rest of us can maybe duplicate your efforts?

It might be interesting to place a fan in the bottom, in the piece you created and maybe make some air slots for air to go up into case.

Idea!!
Could make the base a slight bit bigger ans cord a little bit shorter and put a drive in the base as a unpooled drive. you could use it to launch apps or as a backup medium for that addin Yakuza made that I cant find the name or a reference of. hahah!!

HA HA !! found it:

WHS Backup Database-Backup Add-In


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