1. dracolnyte's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Ever since I got my Passport, I craved for a desktop charging station like I had with my Bold 9000 and Z10. I gave my Z10 to my mom but she complained about the battery life so I bought her the 4500mah fat battery pack. Now her Z10 dock is only good for collecting dust (literally).

    I couldn't justify paying $35 + $20 shipping on the official OEM Passport dock for what is essentially another charger. So I took it to creative self to transform my old Z10 dock into a Passport dock!

    All pictures were taken with my Passport camera except the last:

    Heat up the base of the dock to peel off the rubber bottom to reveal the screws (ps. I don't own a mac, just the keyboard)
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10981539_10203036896717542_2041107798157803561_n.jpg

    For this operation, all you will need is just a 7mm torx screw + extender
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10959479_10203036897437560_2117762695855762633_n.jpg
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-1546085_10203036898077576_6918363037658429416_n.jpg

    Internals revealed! Notice the big chunk of metal is what keeps the base stable.
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10999507_10203036898597589_3278287589032202610_n.jpg

    Lift up on the plastic piece that holds the micro-usb and mini HDMI connector to separate
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10897908_10203036899157603_5161031349438957040_n.jpg

    Separate the mini-HDMI connector
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10959239_10203036899477611_6565686476755435362_n.jpg

    Apply heat on the metal to take it off; it is just held in place with silicone glue
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10984266_10203036899797619_7443137581254193951_n.jpg

    Remove the HDMI connector by pressing in the tabs on the side (be careful and patient with this step)
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10959321_10203036900157628_8074631354405611485_n.jpg

    Reassemble and preview
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10978557_10203036900877646_8057777449960166662_n.jpg

    Charging (picture taken with my sister's S4)
    Custom Passport Dock with OEM Z10 Dock!-10437564_10203036901197654_2695916152439401401_n.jpg

    Impressions: The whole process was fun, it may look a bit off on the left side but the depth fits perfectly with my Passport. I might want to add a little more padding on the back to make it a bit more snug when I place it down.

    Now I have an OEM BlackBerry Passport charging dock and saved around $50
    last_attempt likes this.
    02-13-15 12:30 AM
  2. greatwiseone's Avatar
    Very nice. Too bad I don't have spare z10 docks around (I have z10 and z30 sitting in docks since the passport is my primary device).

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    02-13-15 12:47 AM
  3. GeoK's Avatar
    That's brilliant!
    02-13-15 07:13 AM
  4. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Good use of the existing dock. Even though it is off center, at least the one side has a "guide" and I'm sure it would be easier to seat and avoid scratching the port area.

    Would a gel case provide enough padding? Is there enough room to have a gel cover and use the dock?
    02-13-15 07:35 AM
  5. ZEDTROSPEKTIV's Avatar
    You've been had lol I see passport docks from amazon for around 18 GBP

    @ZEDTROSPEKTIV Via BlackBerry Passport, previous Z10
    02-13-15 07:45 AM
  6. ZEDTROSPEKTIV's Avatar
    @ZEDTROSPEKTIV Via BlackBerry Passport, previous Z10
    02-13-15 07:48 AM
  7. dracolnyte's Avatar
    Good use of the existing dock. Even though it is off center, at least the one side has a "guide" and I'm sure it would be easier to seat and avoid scratching the port area.

    Would a gel case provide enough padding? Is there enough room to have a gel cover and use the dock?
    yeah there would still be space if I put in a gel cover

    You've been had lol I see passport docks from amazon for around 18 GBP

    @ZEDTROSPEKTIV Via BlackBerry Passport, previous Z10
    18 British pounds? that's like $34.50 in Canadian dollars at today's exchange rate.
    BACK-2-BLACK likes this.
    02-13-15 10:44 PM

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