Here's how you can directly install the SB5000
series modems to your PC and run it off the PC's
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First thing is to open the case and find space
to fix the surfboard.
Open the SB and remove from its case.
Remove the nut that's attached to the coax feed
and remove the metal plate.
Now line up the SB from inside, making sure that
plenty of air can circulate around it, and that it
will not touch any of the electrical parts of the
PC, and mark out where you need to remove the metal
(I used a small pair of snips)
Once this has been done, be very careful that
NONE of the metal falls into the PC.
Now just fix the backing plate over the hold you
make with the modem in place, fastened by the
Once this is done, it should look like this, or
as near as. You can just use the power adapter that
came with the surfboard, and if you want to do
this, you are now done!
What I did was to solder a spare adapter I had
to the power supply of the Surfboard, and connect
it to my power supply from the PC:
Yellow = 12V
Black = 0V (Negative)
Note: red wire from picture on the left, leads
to the yellow wire on the Molex connector in the
picture on the right.
This would free up a valuable socket space, and
do away with the SB transformer
Picture showing internal power (Green