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E-J .
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To open the PicoPC Pantera case do the following

Tools: Small philips screwdriver + small flat screwdriver

There are 4 small screws 2 on each site underneath the black rubber anti slip

The 4 screws are aligned as follows

Left side:

  • Between black space and logo
  • Where the serial number is

Right side

  • On each corner

With the flat screwdriver carefully peel the adhesive loose so the hole appears

With the Philips screwdriver remove the 4 little screws

 

When the 4 screws are removed you can now easily remove the bottom cover.

 

As a result you can now take a look inside the PicoPC

I have a red light burning on the faulty SSD

 

 
Posted : 27/08/2022 11:12 am
AndrewC
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Hi, did you change the SSD, does it work now ?

 

Andrew

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Posted : 25/09/2022 6:18 pm
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Posted by: @andrewc

Hi, did you change the SSD, does it work now ?

 

Andrew

Hi,

Yes

I had it replaced by a professional (to get a bill) with an SSD that I provided, even though I could have done it myself very easily.
But you have to take a M.2 SATA (6Gb/s) and not a M.2 NVMe (25Gb/s). An M.2 NVMe would be too hot for the box.

After, the 2242 format do not have much choice of manufacturers, for my part I fell back on a: "Kingchuxing - internal hard drive SSD, M.2 2242 NGFF M2, 256 GB" on Aliexpress.

Since then, everything works with Windows 11 installed on the Pico Pantera Pc without any problem (neither of installation, nor functioning since 1 week).

 

Pantera Pico PC sn:2204256531
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Posted : 26/09/2022 8:46 am
forza77lol
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To open the PicoPC Pantera case do the following

Tools: Small philips screwdriver + small flat screwdriver

There are 4 small screws 2 on each site underneath the black rubber anti slip

 

The 4 screws are aligned as follows

Left side:

 
Posted : 26/09/2022 8:57 am
AndrewC
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@xaz Thanks, certainly worth trying otherwise it is junk.  /Andrew

 
Posted : 26/09/2022 9:27 am
E-J .
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@andrewc 

I replaced the SSD with an specimen from another PC I did not use. Reinstalled Windows 11 and now it works.... 

It was very easy to do it by myself. Still a bit disappointed about the quality from XDO.

 
Posted : 26/09/2022 12:24 pm
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AbbyNormal
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Thank you guys for the tips, found myself in the same position as all of youse. Going to try my hand at it. Appreciate it!

 
Posted : 29/09/2022 10:27 pm
zmpa
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it looks like SSD is of very poor quality. My ssd failed with very little usage.

 
Posted : 13/12/2022 6:53 am
Charles Pitsch
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My 1TB was running into space limitations.  So, I performed a 4TB transplant. I have bought a 2nd one and will be doing a monthly back-up/clone.  Should I have a SSD hwe issue, I swap out the 2242's and will be up and running in a couple minutes. 

 
Posted : 24/10/2023 3:10 am
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