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    Semi-permanent Screen Mount

    Not sure if this is the right forum but what the heck...

    I was wondering if anyone has seen anything suitable for semi-permanent screen mounting. Due to a combination of things including no ideal mounting position, not wanting to attack the dash and security I was wondering if anyone had put together a "clip-on" mount for a screen.

    I was thinking that I might wire the screen into a storage pod from where it can be removed and hung/clipped to the dash when in use, then returned afterwards.

    I use an IPaq in a similar way at the moment, it lives in a cubby then I hang it in a dash mount when using it.

    The mount would need to be unobtrusive yet fairly secure. The IPaq tends to swing and bounce around which sucks. The canling would also need to be pretty secure to take the repeated moves back and forth.

    Anyone doing anything similar? Any suggestions / pointers?

    Chris.

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    I have used a large 5 inch door hinge bolted to a bent piece of metal that goes into
    the double din factory radio's removal slots. The pieces that attach to the radio from the side look like this: [ ] the hinge attaches to one bracket and I will velcro or use a magnet to secure the non hinged side, so I can swing the screen out the way to acces the radio(acts like adoor). I am sure I will change from this eventually.
    Iwill ZPCgx 2.4ghz cel, 256mb pc2700, external combo drive, 80gb 2.5 laptop drive, xp pro, usb gps, 7 in Lilliput TS , carnetix CNX1900. All mounted ghetto- still experimenting and tweaking.

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    you should check this out...might want to PM him
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmorris
    you should check this out...might want to PM him
    Mercedes-Benz SLK R170

    Andy

    Also thought of the same post.

    In another one I just read someone mentioned using magnets. If you could mount some NIBs onto the back of your LCD and then some under your dash, I think it would hold it pretty well.

    BTW, NIBs are neodymium iron boron magnets, I think thats how its spelled. it.

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    I like them both, I'm going to have a look at some jack and see how they might attach. Magnets are very appealing as there would be nothing sticking out, aren't they likely to ypset any of the electronics though?

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukchris
    I like them both, I'm going to have a look at some jack and see how they might attach. Magnets are very appealing as there would be nothing sticking out, aren't they likely to ypset any of the electronics though?

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Chris.

    Magnetic fields could potentially impede the flow of electrons in the circuitboard, but I really dont see it being a problem with these magnets. I think you would really need an extremely powerful electromagnet to stop the LCD from working. Remember that LCDs arent affected by magnets as CRTs are.

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