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By cdthomas9, Member on 17th August 2011, 09:09 PM
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I just got a LapDock from an AT&T store thinking I can mess with it to make it work with my Photon. After disassembling the docking connector, I found that there are 2 separate connectors for the ports, which is awesome. This allowed me to manipulate them into position to fit my MoPho. Plugged it up, and it fired right up like the HD dock for the TV. I'm writing this post from it now, it's pretty cool! I plan on putting up some pics in a bit showing the connections. I'll delve into the device more fully later, but this accessory will work with the Photon fully! No limitations (at least, not in my limited testing)
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17th August 2011, 09:21 PM |#2  
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Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing some photos (taken from your Photon of course, right?) of the dock to see what modifications you made!
17th August 2011, 10:52 PM |#3  
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Thumbs up Awesome!
I just ordered my Photon today and was hoping that by the time it arrived, someone would have pulled a MacGyver and figured out how to rig the Atrix dock.

You sir, are this month's official winner MacGyver award.

Looking forward to seeing the pics too.
17th August 2011, 11:24 PM |#4  
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Can't wait to see the pics.
18th August 2011, 12:53 AM |#5  
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18th August 2011, 01:29 AM |#6  
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Close up of the Photon HD Dock vs the LapDock. You can see the difference in orientation
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18th August 2011, 01:39 AM |#7  
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The Dock connector needs to be flipped out, then can be opened by removing a screw on each side under a small flat cover.
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18th August 2011, 01:52 AM |#8  
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pop open the connector, its just clicked together at this point. unscrew the metal clip holding the individual connectors to the chassis. the individual connectors can now be manipulated into position for the Photon.
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18th August 2011, 02:02 AM |#9  
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the connectors can be routed under and behind the LapDock so that the Photon lays on the table. I want to figure out a way to rearrange the connectors to hold the Photon like it should, in the dock normally. Webtop fires up and operates as it does on the HD Station.
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18th August 2011, 03:39 AM |#10  
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Nicely done...and glad to give you your FIRST Thanks! I might hafta find me a LapDock on the cheap!
18th August 2011, 03:43 AM |#11  
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Further disassembly. Flip the LapDock over, remove the screw in the middle near the back of the unit. remove the 2 rubber feet at the back of the unit and remove the 2 screws revealed.flip back over. pry (carefully) the back top cover off the unit, working along the very back of the unit. This should pop the cover off. There is a thin wire running to the charge indicator along the front of the top cover, so work carefully. once off, the circuitry can be examined. the connector that leads to the dock is along the left edge of the board. one PCB connector feeds both dock connectors. This connector is like laptop LCD connectors, and easily pops up and off the board
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