A look at the Pine64 Pinephone dock internals

Hey everyone! If you’re like me at all, you’re curious about the internal workings of every piece of tech you see. That’s why I decided to open the Pine dock to see if it had any modification potential.

As a preface, I am not responsible for any damage you cause to yourself or your tools. Practice safe tool usage and be careful.

So without further ado, let’s get into things.

The dock isn’t sealed with any glue, so don’t worry about a heatgun.

You’re going to want a pair of pliers and a splunger.

Apply some force against the Ethernet port cover with your spluger, pointing away from yourself and anyone around you until the Ethernet port cover pops out a bit.

This took me a couple minutes since i was uncertain if the dock was glued together.

Next, use your pliers to pry the cover surrounding the USB cord off. Be careful that you don’t accidentally damage the cord or yourself while doing this.

And here it is!

It may not be a lot to look at, but I can definitely see modding this into a much nicer dock with a built in display, additional USB ports and a dedicated power cord.

I hope ya’ll found this interesting!

Published by Cara Oswin

I write about Linux Software and devices. My hobbies include writing, DnD, reading, playing videogames, and chugging energy drinks to pump out code and articles!

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