Does anyone have instructions how to open this MyBook?
Yes, I managed to open the thing.
You have to start on the backside (where the connectors are).
There are 4 plastic snap-in parts, 2 are visible through the venting holes, 2 are unvisible on the oposite side.
Release all 4 of them, then you can pull the shell apart from the mounting frame
(shell := front and sides, mounting frame := the part with the venting holes).
I'll post some photos the next few days.
I have not noticed those two unvisible. Thank you :)
Don't you know if the J8 connector on board is serial connector? I looks like one but i don't have 3.3V serial cable to test it…
I'm glad you managed it even without photos. Was afraid my description
is not that clear :-)
I found the serial connector near the power button ("SW1").
It is not labeled J8, but there is a sticker below the connector, maybe the J8 is
hidden by the sticker. I dont want to remove the sticker in case some day I need
the warranty .-)
Pin 1 =+3.3V
Pin 2 = RxD ?? (NOT verified)
Pin 3 = TxD (VERIFIED by toggling the pin using ioctl(); on /dev/ttyS0 )
Pin 4 = GND
As you allready guessed, yes, it is 3.3 Volts - I also have neither a 3.3V serial cable
nor any spare MAX3232 around so I couldnt test the console.
Yes that is the connector. It is outlined with double line and below it is J8 label and right below label is sticker and below it is USB port.
BTW are you shure that we have not lost the warranty when we dismantled that thing? :)