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    Well due to a fabrication/measuring error my m2 power supply is not getting mounted where I wanted it. Is it ok to use hot glue on the bottom side of the m2 power supply? Or is there a way I can mount an m2 to a bare piece of mdf without screws?

    I'm out of places to mount it now as my console is already covered.
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    Parts:
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    Patriot 32GB SSD ~$80
    Kingston 4GB ~$25
    1/2" MDF - ~$15
    10" Samsung touch panel - ~270
    M2 Power Supply $85
    GPS Receiver ~ $36
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  • #2
    velcro on silicone?
    06 Silverado LBZ wants onboard everything...

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    • #3
      Hot glue is non-conductive, but I don't know how well it would adhere to MDF.
      Typically, hot clue needs to wrap around something to hold in-place.
      I suppose you could drill holes int eh MDF, but if you could do that, you could use screws.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



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      • #4
        Hot glue does not hold up well long term in a car environment. I don't recommend using it.

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        • #5
          I vote industrial velcro that you would find at any home improvement store.

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          • #6
            If the case is made from MDF, why not screw in a few motherboard standoffs?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
              Hot glue is non-conductive, but I don't know how well it would adhere to MDF.
              Typically, hot clue needs to wrap around something to hold in-place.
              I suppose you could drill holes int eh MDF, but if you could do that, you could use screws.
              Hot glue over time will start to break apart, especially in a car enviroment where there are bumps and shaking. Id use Velcro (industrial strength) or create a mounting system that uses the existing screw holes on the M2-ATX.
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              • #8
                As I said in the original post, the reason I cannot screw into the mdf now is because the case is already covered and I'm not comfortable drilling through the material.

                Will velcro stick to the back of the m2? It doesn't look like it would with all of the solder points back there.
                2004 F150 STX Heritage:
                Parts:
                ASUS E35M1-I Fusion AMD 1.6GHz DC ~$114
                Patriot 32GB SSD ~$80
                Kingston 4GB ~$25
                1/2" MDF - ~$15
                10" Samsung touch panel - ~270
                M2 Power Supply $85
                GPS Receiver ~ $36
                iGuidance ~100

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 04f150stx View Post
                  Will velcro stick to the back of the m2? It doesn't look like it would with all of the solder points back there.
                  That's the silicone part, my favorite is the black adhesive type.
                  06 Silverado LBZ wants onboard everything...

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, I hope to have it fully assembled by next weekend (minus the gps).
                    2004 F150 STX Heritage:
                    Parts:
                    ASUS E35M1-I Fusion AMD 1.6GHz DC ~$114
                    Patriot 32GB SSD ~$80
                    Kingston 4GB ~$25
                    1/2" MDF - ~$15
                    10" Samsung touch panel - ~270
                    M2 Power Supply $85
                    GPS Receiver ~ $36
                    iGuidance ~100

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                    • #11
                      Be careful with the velcro idea, there is a slight chance that the adhesive on the back of the Velcro could be conductive, and create short.

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                      • #12
                        I know you said you don't want to drill, but if you use a super tiny drill bit, whatever it is should be fine. Start with a 1/64 or 1/32 inch bit if you want and SLOWLY increase the size of the bit one step at a time.

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                        • #13
                          I used velcro and powered it up over the weekend. Nothing shorted and it ran fine til RR locked up. It ran fine again yesterday too, I just have to sort out the shutdown instead of hibernating issue now.
                          2004 F150 STX Heritage:
                          Parts:
                          ASUS E35M1-I Fusion AMD 1.6GHz DC ~$114
                          Patriot 32GB SSD ~$80
                          Kingston 4GB ~$25
                          1/2" MDF - ~$15
                          10" Samsung touch panel - ~270
                          M2 Power Supply $85
                          GPS Receiver ~ $36
                          iGuidance ~100

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