The "Mediabox"
By Johannes Hermen, Germany
Posted on July 4, 2002
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3. Mounting the Motherboard

The board arrived, let's get it in.... First I had to "design" something to hold the board above the CD-Drive. Some pieces of wood and we're ready to go. The hard disk is installed in a special chassis taken from an old Siemens ErgoPro case, to keep it quiet.

4. Connecting the LCD and testing

After connecting the LCD to the parallel port and the infrared controller to the serial port, I changed the original CPU fan with the old (and now unused) fan from the power supply. This one runs on 5 Volts too and keeps the CPU really cool. Now it's time for the first test run.