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Windows 7: Inventions & wrinkles

15 Apr 2012   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good idea for repurposing something, we have those things here too.
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02 May 2012   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thought some might be interested to see how I set up "the gadget" can't do without it myself.


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02 May 2012   #23
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum Second set up didn't upload so...


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02 May 2012   #24
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Wrinkle #6
When cleaning up the case and PSU fans on reassembly cover the openings with some sheer curtain material - old coarse pantyhose, net curtaining or Organza will also do.
The front case fan is done exactly as th PSU one in the pics.

I used the pantyhose ghetto mod with my previous case.

I had speaker mesh on the front intake fan and the gusset(crotch) on my side intake panel. (It had 4 120mms) and the leg sections on the bottom to cover the PSU and bottom intake fan.

Depending on thickness, it can reduce airflow a bit, but it's amazing how well it worked.


Another protip is blu-tack.

I've used it for cable management, positioning internal fans where fans don't normally go, keeping UV cathodes in place etc.
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03 May 2012   #25
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
A couple of more of my wrinkles.

Lost a screw or want to put one in a difficult spot and keep your ferrous based screws in a non spill spot?

Get a prospecting rare earth magnet (you can find these on Ebay) attach to the handle end of a long (or short one if the screw won't stay on the the tip) screwdriver and put it as close to the handle as possible now the screwdriver becomes very magnetised and will hold the screw VERY firmly until engaged in the female thread.
You don't need to keep the magnet permanently attached, You can use the magnet to magnetize or demagnetize the screwdriver itself:

How to Magnetize a Screwdriver • Ron Hazelton Online
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Dropped a screw into the machine and don't want to up - end the thing to shake it out (but can see it and cannot get it with long nosed pliers or those long artery forceps - magnet on screwdriver problem solved.
Buy an automotive magnetic pickup from Harbor Freight, or somewhere similar. It has the advantage of a telescopic handle, so you can reach most anywhere.
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03 May 2012   #26
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Another protip is blu-tack.

I've used it for cable management, positioning internal fans where fans don't normally go, keeping UV cathodes in place etc.
What is blu-tack Patrick?
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03 May 2012   #27
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Every time I wire a case, there are always places you need a tie down but there is not one available. So, I've found the solution. These come in white, but a can of black spray paint fixes that and they are not even noticable. They have an adhesive backing and you just stick it on wherever you want and run a cable tie through it. And they stick good if you get the 1" ones. They make them smaller, but those won't stay stuck, the 1" ones, you'll have to pry off to remove it.

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03 May 2012   #28
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here you go, Gary. Http://www.blutack.com/
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03 May 2012   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Here you go, Gary. Http://www.blutack.com/
Thanks Guy, we have Elmer's Tacky Adhesive can be Removed and Re-Used | Sticky Tack in the Colonies.
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03 May 2012   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Here you go, Gary. Http://www.blutack.com/
Thanks Guy, we have Elmer's Tacky Adhesive can be Removed and Re-Used | Sticky Tack in the Colonies.
Yeah it Blu tak in this colony too LOL!! - use ti all the time to keep my denture in !!
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