Framework Complete DIY

After seeing some posts here and on reddit, I figured why not?

Not a ton of progress to report yet, other than documentation/ research.

I know that at the end of this experiment, the BOM at the end will be more than DIY or pre-built. But I view it as a contribution to a company I’m more than happy to support, and the experience in building something up from parts alone is more than worth it to me.

I’m going with 80% new parts: I’m providing of my own is storage, and wifi, to increase my chances of success!

Needless to say, I’m really excited/ nervous for build day! I know I’m going to be itching to assemble things as soon as I have the hinges and top cover, but I’m going to wait as there doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive top/ bottom cover replacement guide.


I welcome feedback of any nature :slight_smile:


Sounds like fun! Looking forward to reading about your experience.

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It should be, I’m really looking forward to building (and documenting) it!!!

With the guides that are up, it seems more akin to building a custom PC than complicated witchcraft! :slight_smile:

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Nothing major to report this week, just more anxious waiting to order more parts! Top Cover Fasteners have arrived, as well as Hinges.

I’ll be ordering the Bezel this week and maybe a battery. Unfortunately it’ll be at least a few more weeks until I’ll have anything to actually document assembling.

Mainboard availability for 11th Gen i5 has been hit and miss. At the price point for the 12th gen, I feel it would be best to go for the upgrade kit if I go that route.

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