Friday, July 03, 2009

Viliv X70 UMPC dissected


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Many asked these pics so here they are...

Upgrading in mind, SSD is mini zif so there is no room for 1.8 inch SSDs on 3G versions..

I have no info if non 3G versions have the pcie connector there, if not, there is room for 1.8 inchers.

Review video uploading now.. more on the video.

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26 comments:

DTrain said...
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DTrain said...

Thank you for the pics.
Is the ram soldered to the motherboard?

JKK said...

Yes, RAM is soldered.

ZankChank said...

Thanks JKK! Now I am looking for your Windows 7 X70 video you mentioned at the last live event.

ZankChank said...

JKK, how do you suppose they will get a 128GB SSD in a 3G enabled version like the one offered on Dynamism? Is there a 128GB mini zif out there already?

ZankChank said...

May I get you to measure the 3G modem for me please? I am trying to see if I can replace it with a ATSC tuner, the Avermedia A317, which measures 50x30mm. Hopefully the integrated antennae will work for digital TV reception in the US.

JKK said...

3g modem is about 30mm x 50mm x 5mm and he connector is mini pci-e..

.. so if u have mini pci-e tuner it should swap fine

Anonymous said...

Good question on the 128GB SSD 3G option. How will that work?

victor said...

Hi JKK, i have been reading conflicting reports on the x70's performance with HULU and youtube videos. can you comment on the experience when using hulu on both low res and hi-res 480p?

thx!

Anonymous said...

Inside, i see an antena, is for Korean TV tuner? Is working in North America? Someone told me if Windows in French, the ram will take longer, because almost words are longer in French! Is it truth? Also, saying if a lot of withe on screen, as snow in winter in a movie, it will drain more the battery charge as if a night scenes in nights. The contrary is truth for printing! A photo with married woman in withe dress cost less to print than the men married in black or color coat. So, bright colors drain more the battery charge i think!

Anonymous said...

i toredown a non 3g, no pci-e

http://charliex2.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/viliv-x70-teardown-non-3g-version/

cos said...

3g one has the sim card slot on or u only can get it to work through ur mobile service provider?

Anonymous said...

Thank guys! I have to take 3G out today. Actually, it was the first time that I delt with this kind of PC, and it was a deadline. I did it. Thanks for the picture which gave me a big hand.

Anonymous said...

for some time the x70 is on the market, any new ideas for changing the SSDC to a bigger one in the 3G-version? I would like 64gig...

Stefan

Areinon said...

Hi JKK!

Could you tell us, what type of DMB/DVB chip is inside the Viliv? I have one with Win7, everything works fine, the puter is excellent, except the DVB-T tuner, that I cannot see in device manager or else... Viliv support is silent, no info, no driver...

Anonymous said...

Can we upgrade the memory?

Anonymous said...

Looking to purchase the 32gb version of the X70.
I really want the 128gb, but the price is just to much.Thnking of getting the 32gb version and then upgrading the SSD when the price has dropped. Is it really difficult to add a replacement SSD?

Roberto Waquil said...

Hi JKK
I have a S5 and I bought in Korea so it has a TV Tunner with external antena. I've install a Windows XP english and I need to know if there is a program that I can watch TV in S5.

Thank you.

Roberto

jessica said...

hello jkk and everybody...im just wondering if i can upgrade my viliv x70's ssd. I only have 16ssd but would like to upgrade so i can install windows 7 on it. Anyone know what should I buy? What size of ssd do i have to get? thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

JKK, is there any truly portable alternative to the X70 horrible ac/dc adapter 'brick'? Doesn't anybody think that its strange dc output design (9.5V/2.84A) is just to f*ck & enslave customers?
Regards
C├ęsar (from Spain)

Anonymous said...

can you change the ram on viliv x70 16ssd???

Constance said...

JKK, my X70 won't boot. After diagnostics, it was determined that the memory is bad. Since the memory is soldered to the motherboard I would like to replace it but don't know what/where to get one. Any ideas. Thanks, Connie
p.s. thanks to your teardown pictures I was able to upgrade my 16G to a 64G SSD! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hello,

i've got the identical version but without the 3g modem.
i solderes in a perfect work a 5.2mm mini pci-e connector onto the board.
i plugged in a brand new 3g modem but it wouldn't be detected by windows. the drivers for the modem are already installed. maybe the socket is not powered by default?
so now i see, that your viliv on the picture has a blue wire that is going away from the mini-pci-e connector.
is it possible to take a photo from the 3g-board with the modem and the tape-stips over the blue wire removed, so that i can see, what i need so solder/bridge to power up my disabled mini-pci-e socket?
would be very interesting for many people.

here you can see detailed pictured from my model without the mini-pci-e slot:
http://charliex2.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/viliv-x70-teardown-non-3g-version/

and here is the direct link to the place where the socket should be:
http://charliex2.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dsc02059.jpg

i hope someone can help me!
thanks in advance!

JKK said...

It looks like missing usb fuses after usb pins 36 and 38..

Also you should measure if there is power..

you can see the pins and the way to start here too: http://www.jkkmobile.com/2009/01/how-to-3g-to-dell-mini-9-not-so-easy.html

Hope this helps..

Anonymous said...

thanks for the fast answer!
i've got not that much know how to find out myself where to get the power. i've seen that there are some "jumpers" descripted with a "+". have they something to do with the power-supply of the socket?

is it possible that you can make some sort of manual or mark the pins on the picture and draw lines to the part on the board where i can get the power from for that pins?
i'm sure the socket is just out of power, else the modem should already be recognized (i tested 2 modems and at least one is (should be) working - not defective).

the socket is fitting and soldered very perfect (wasn't that hard). i already tried to solder it a second time just to be sure and made high definition pictures for zooming and checking the solder-contacts on my computer. everything looks fine!
if i get it working with your help, i will shoot some high quality pictures from it that you can post here!

JKK said...

I am sorry but i don't have it anymore so i cant test for you..

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