The new Chromebook 3180 - First look notes

Modified on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 at 08:58 AM

Here are some notes on what is new or different inside the chromebook 3180

  • Battery to MB cable - a separate cable that connects the battery to the motherboard

  • Battery Screws -  to remove, use a #00 instead of #0 screwdriver seems to work better

  • Headphone port / audio board -  is now separate from the motherboard!!!!! YAY!

  • Charging port - now has a metal brace to hold it in place with screws

  • Wifi card - is not separate from motherboard and a lot smaller

  • Wifi card - now has metal brace to secure black and white connectors

  • LCD cable has metal brace to secure / cover LCD to MB connector

  • LCD hinges - have plastic covers that snap into place to cover LCD metal hinge and LCD cable

  • No FAN

  • No daughterboard - all in one motherboard. 

  • LCD metal hinges seem more durable then the ones in the past
  • All USB and SD ports are connected to MB

  • All USB have a metal brace to secure to MB

  • Back cover screws do not come out easily on purpose!!!!! YAY!!

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