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Michaelwagner
2007-09-24, 19:53
Hi:

Sorry if this has been asked before. I searched unsuccessfully.

Is it still possible to buy wired only SB3s?

aubuti
2007-09-24, 19:55
only on the used market. SD/Logitech eased them out (rather quietly) several months back.

pfarrell
2007-09-24, 20:03
aubuti wrote:
> only on the used market. SD/Logitech eased them out (rather quietly)
> several months back.

They weren't much cheaper to make, few folks wanted them. Its not clear
that adding in the cost of two inventories, shipping mistakes, etc. that
it actually was cheaper to leave it out.

Michaelwagner
2007-09-24, 20:26
Hmm...ok, can I disable the radiator? I want to build a pair of SB3s into a case with some other electronics, and don't want the damn things radiating.

pfarrell
2007-09-24, 20:34
Michaelwagner wrote:
> Hmm...ok, can I disable the radiator? I want to build a pair of SB3s
> into a case with some other electronics, and don't want the damn things
> radiating.

I haven't opened an SB3, but in the olden days, it was just a PCMCIA
card, you could remove it from the socket.

SuperQ
2007-09-24, 22:10
Hmm...ok, can I disable the radiator? I want to build a pair of SB3s into a case with some other electronics, and don't want the damn things radiating.

The wifi card should be disabled in wired mode. Although I would have to use a wi-spy to prove it.

Optionally you can open it up and remove the mini-pci card and sell them on ebay for a few bucks. You may also want to carefully remove the antennas so they can be included. I'm sure there are a few people who would want to upgrade their SB3 to a wireless version.

ChrisOwens
2007-09-25, 01:34
SB3 uses a mini-PCI network card instead of PCMCIA, but it's still easily removable.

Since there were both wired and wireless SB3s, the firmware will automatically notice there's no wireless card and will behave in wired-only mode.

You'll need a T10 driver to open up your SB3. :)

msherman
2007-09-25, 04:30
SuperQ wrote:
>
> Optionally you can open it up and remove the mini-pci card and sell
> them on ebay for a few bucks. You may also want to carefully remove
> the antennas so they can be included. I'm sure there are a few people
> who would want to upgrade their SB3 to a wireless version.

I know there was someone posting here about a month ago who had an SB3
out of warranty with a broken wireless card. He might buy it off you.
Check the archives.

- Marc

ChrisB
2007-09-25, 07:48
> Optionally you can open it up and remove the mini-pci card and sell
> them on ebay for a few bucks. You may also want to carefully remove
> the antennas so they can be included. I'm sure there are a few people
> who would want to upgrade their SB3 to a wireless version.

IIRC, the wired SBs were missing more than just the mini-PCI card - they
didn't have the socket for it either, so it would be no use to a wired
SB3 owner.

JJZolx
2007-09-25, 08:57
Hmm...ok, can I disable the radiator? I want to build a pair of SB3s into a case with some other electronics, and don't want the damn things radiating.

You'd be much better off trying to find a couple of used SB2s for that project. The electronics are a lot easier to repackage into another case, mostly because the display is on a separate circuit board. If you can find or make a longer display cable (do a forum search) you'll have a lot more flexibility with what you can do.

Michaelwagner
2007-09-25, 09:02
Jim, I know the used SB2s would be a better choice, but they seem to be scarce on the ground.