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    Power supply heatsink modification

    I saw a web page where a guy took apart his power supply, explained to precautions about the internal heatsinks (passing voltage through heatsink etc), and showed how he modded his heatsinks to be...
  2. Thread: Which OS?

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    XP Pro is definitely the way to go. It's more...

    XP Pro is definitely the way to go.
    It's more stable,
    support more products,
    has better security if you go wifi
    ok Linux fans, I know you can shoot holes through two out of three of those,...
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    I have this remote, but stopped using it because...

    I have this remote, but stopped using it because it would not work after resuming from hibernate (software problem I'm sure).
    I ended up buying a Keyspan USB remote. which is much better, comes...
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    Yeah, you know, the fumes alone are enough to...

    Yeah, you know, the fumes alone are enough to melt the styrofoam. Been there, done that 10 years ago.
    Not that I was laughing at your misfortune, but man you brought back some old memories of my...
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    Good stuff, works like a champ! I can use this...

    Good stuff, works like a champ!
    I can use this for alot of things.

    You rule!
    Much thanks!
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    Awesome, this is exactly what I need. Thanks!

    Awesome, this is exactly what I need. Thanks!
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    I'll check the Litestep site, but I'd rather not...

    I'll check the Litestep site, but I'd rather not install Litestep if I can avoid installing another desktop I won't be using.

    So, I've tried creating the item as a service:...
  8. Thread: shock proof!

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    My idea is to use shock absorbers for RC cars....

    My idea is to use shock absorbers for RC cars. You can get them in different sizes and qualities. A hobby shop should be able to help you find what will be soft enough. They can be expensive, but...
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    I think you'll find that by the time you buy the...

    I think you'll find that by the time you buy the parts and get ready to build this thing, you could save time (and very possibly money) just buying a premade inverter.
    I spent alot of time trying...
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    Alt shell and startup items problem WinXP

    I'm tryign to avoid loading the Explorer shell, easy enough. I even found the reg edit to make the shell a user level setting. Works great.
    But everything has its problems...
    I have the Keyspan IR...
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    When I tried a laptop configuration before, I...

    When I tried a laptop configuration before, I found that the only way to clean those noises out was to ground the laptop battery to the car chassis. Not desirable unless you don't mind making mods to...
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    Shoot, if the thing worked fine, I'd be tempted...

    Shoot, if the thing worked fine, I'd be tempted to buy a few just to have a small computer in every room.
  13. Thread: Ide 2 Usb

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    Jeez, $48 each just for an IDE to USB adapter....

    Jeez, $48 each just for an IDE to USB adapter. Man, that's rediculous. Almost as rediculous as a right angle PCI extender card for $30.
    Well, I found the PCI right angle extender for $9. Maybe...
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    Yeah, gotta be a hoax, check links to world news...

    Yeah, gotta be a hoax, check links to world news and US news on the left.

    However, guys, just remember, there are psycho-hose-beasts everywhere!
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    I'm currently using four silicon-filled dampers...

    I'm currently using four silicon-filled dampers from some old indash FM/CD players. Works like a champ. However, another idea is to use some soft shock absorbers for RC cars. They're cheap, easy to...
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    Doesn't sound like a hard drive problem. If it...

    Doesn't sound like a hard drive problem. If it were a record player, then yes, but hard drive, no. Sounds like an interface or input problem. Try disconnecting the touchscreen. I'm not sure what...
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    I'd look for an old Pentium II Slot 1 style...

    I'd look for an old Pentium II Slot 1 style heatisnk and drill moutning holes in it. You can find them with fans if needed, but that should be large enough I'd think, cheap, and easy to find.
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    Yes, Diodes will get hot. They pass current,...

    Yes, Diodes will get hot. They pass current, adding alittle bit of resistance to flow (alot of resistance in reverse). I don't know how much power your system draws, but you might try like a 1N4005....
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    Standby and 5VSB, anyone tried this?

    Anybody using a standard ATX power supply setup and S3 standby mode?

    I'm thinking about using a 5 volt regulator and giving the 5VSB a constant power source, and run everything else off the ATX...
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    Could the Basic stamp be programmed as a...

    Could the Basic stamp be programmed as a startup/shutdown controller? And be reliable?
    My board does not support the last power state function, so I have a very simple on/off relay system. However,...
  21. I got one of those over a year ago, use it...

    I got one of those over a year ago, use it sometimes. It'll work fine. However, trackball isn't perfect (needs good batteries or something) cause it sometimes doesn't track right, but will move left...
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    Actually, it's possible the power supply, not...

    Actually, it's possible the power supply, not inverter is getting lower resistance to ground through the audio line to the radio.
    Try grounding the chassis of your carputer or one of the black...
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    PAC makes a line-level volume control. I'm sure...

    PAC makes a line-level volume control. I'm sure Part Express has something lthat will work.
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    I don't have any of these problems. I'm using a...

    I don't have any of these problems. I'm using a Radio Shack invertor, similar to this one, but not exactly the same (mine's smaller):...
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    Seabass, You'll need a diode on any 12v input to...

    Seabass,
    You'll need a diode on any 12v input to the relay to isolate them from each other. So, you'd need a diode on the ignition input and the hard drive input. This way, the computer doesn't keep...
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