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    I am reconsidering the system cooling idea as it has been stable today which is equally as warm as yesterday. The wireless tempeture probe shows the temp inside the case at a peak of 104.5 today with the system operating stable.

    I completed a mount for the Datalux TFT today. The mounting bracket is made of steel with an aliminum tube connecting each wing of the bracket tied together with a piece of allthread and wingunts. The gooseneck is made of a 3/4" copper pipe a 1/2inch pipe mounting bracket and a 3/4inch 'pipe sealer' for lack of a better word to describe it. The goose neck is mounted into the left tap that holds the passenger seat with a locking nut/washer and about 2" of thread into the tap. I will be painting the mounting bracket and covering the copper with pipe insulation for astehtics and to manage the cables.

    The mount as you might expect causes a bit of vibration on the display however I suspect there is little that I can do as the vibration is coming from the car/road and not because a design flaw.

    The mount is very functional I can tilt the screen up-down left-right, push to be flush with console for passengers or push down to the floor.



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    I am dissapointed with my Datalux during the daytime. The glare is unbearable I would almost rate this unuseable in day light. I'm currently working to find a solution to the glare problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4shm0ney
    I am dissapointed with my Datalux during the daytime. The glare is unbearable I would almost rate this unuseable in day light. I'm currently working to find a solution to the glare problem.

    And so another one joins the LCD backlight upgrade mission...

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    I am thinking about testing out a fine nylon mesh screen over the display from what I understand it should cancel out most of the glare.

    I suspect that the mesh would make using the touch screen almost impossible however if it worked it would be a removeable overlay that would come off at night.

    If all else fails I am seriously considering putting a higher power inverter and tubes up in this mofo.

    ref: http://www.displaymate.com/glare.html
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    Did someone say LCD backlight upgrade?
    Hey hey hey, I'm getting a crazy idea!
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    Whoa, a carputer in a Geo Metro... And I thought I'd seen it all!

    I used to have one of those babies, all 3 cylinders worth of raw hampster-power!

    All kidding aside though, looks like the install is going well.

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    The last Metro is actually a Chevrolet product and it's 4 cylinder's thank you very much.

    Yuirry I checked out your install, I wouldn't call it ghetto exactly, dangerous and scary would fit better.

    What did you have in mind regarding the tft upgrade project?
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    I have several LCD screens of 10.1" and 12.1" sizes from my previous setup. All of them have working backlight bulbs and inverters that work off a 12V source. I'm going to try and fit an extra bulb into my tablet and see if it makes the screen any brighter during daylight. If I succeed, other people can do it. These LCD's are around $40 with an inverter shipped from eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4shm0ney
    it's all cool, I'm just a southside balla on a budget.
    now that is pure comedy!

    as for the cooling issues of the case, i would consider putting another fan on the opp. side of the fan that you installed on the left side. this would increase the airflow over the heatsinks
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