Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Nitro-Max, Mar 17, 2008.
thats a nice SFF rig you got there
Ah. I have a friend's laptop here with the same issue. Tried to use an external monitor, but couldn't see to set it up in displays. How did you work around that?
Mine has a button to toggle the built-in or external display.
Same.... Something like Fn+F7
I did some cleaning and rearranging, will post pic once exam is done (around 2:30PM EST)
We're talking about Dells
Screw you, you deleted your post
BTW, Dells are Fn+F8
Wow, the zoom-in is worse than the full pic
I'm too lazy to sharpen it, but you can make out the "F8" and "CRT/LCD" I think.
Only now you told me that's what it says
EDIT: yes, I got the "F8" when I saw it was between F7 and F9
Hmm, I guess you're right; I already knew what to look for
exam cancelled, pics soon
You use your mouse left-handed n-ster? Awesome.
Also, had a friend do the same thing with an alienware, ran as a headless CS:S server.
Yea I'm a lefty I use one finger with my right hand, and that is to hold down "W"
Here are the pics, as you can see, I added some speakers:
Cable management close-up:
Nice! Now that's a slim desktop pc
btw, I loled at the PSP next to the stapler. You know, just typical office supplies
I'll admit I do have one of those fatties sitting right next to me still though
ofc! studying, still have to pretend to study so I use psp, then do a project, then play psp again, then use the stapler
But I only use it when travelling long distances now though... but thought that since my ps3 is there, my psp might as well
If I had a keyboard, I'd stick the headless laptop behind the monitor
on a side note and completely off-topic, pr0n looks so much better on this screen
I honestly can't stand playing games directly on my PSP anymore, I hooked everything through my PC so I view it on my monitor and play with an xbox360 controller. Much better that way.
I did start modding it since I was going to do the analog stick mod, but scrapped the idea since I didn't want to have it sticking out the side and I couldn't find a small enough analog assembly to fit under the faceplate. Since I already opened it up though and my faceplate was totally messed up to begin with, I replaced it with a translucent black one
@n-ster That is some neat use of laptop without screen. I certainly think your wifi antenna looks more ghetto stuck to the screen though.
I know, but the wall is more practical
Nobody can beat my antenna on the ghetto scale. Pics in a bit
What do you do when your signal sucks? Buy a 16dbi antenna and build a giant parabolic reflector.
What do you do when your adapter overheats? Strip it, slap on some heatsinks, and wire a couple fans to a 5v wall-wart.
All the crazy rope is so I could mount it and have full control over position and orientation. However, I didn't want to punch holes in the reflector and I didn't want to use pulleys either, so I messed around until I had a harness and then messed around some more until I had the rope going through a couple hooks where I can just pull on it to adjust orientation and them clamp it in place.
And the results? Based on measurements from the Ralink utility, I used to get about -88dBm strength and 40-50% link quality. Now I average -74 to -70 dBm strength and 70-80% link quality. Signal noise went up too, but only a few dBm.
My parents won't let me pay for my own ISP or use their connnection :shadedshu
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