Well, they loved it !


But there were a few, teeny tiny problems;

It can be quite loud, due to a) the hard drive whirring up every six minutes and b) the fan whirring up every two.

It wasn't particularly stable on the wall.

It wasn't angled enough on the wall, so only tall people could see the image, due to the LCD sweet spot viewing angle.


Read on to find out how these were solved ....




Well, to solve the first issue, I gutted the thing again, swapped the hard drive for a newer model that would accept hddparm messing with it, and added a small aluminium heat sink to the CPU cover to improve the passive cooling, and added some insulation to the hard drive area.

For the second problem, whilst it was in bits, I replaced the fibreboard sheet that holds the motherboard with a slightly larger piece, and used angle brackets to attach the read frame. This also let me move the read frame up and improve the angle the frame sat at on the wall. I also fitted some meatier wire hooks onto the frame, and the wall.

Lastly, I knocked two panel pins into the wall that the rear frame now sits on, this pushes this bit up and let's the top fall outwards, improving the stability, airflow and angle fot he screen. Bonus !


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And now, its really very happy !