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Prepration

1) Temporary Housing for the Computer on Page 1 and 2
Solution: either in a cardboard box or a cardboard box on top, with a cardboard base lifted up with maybe small wood cubes

2) Deciding on Paint and Primer(if Needed) on Page 2
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Will i need a Primer for a "Plasti-kote Metal Protekt"

I am thinking of the following

Can Gun
Grey Primer
Gloss Black


Also Would u suggest Gloss or Matt
(there will be two blue cathods in there, so i was thing with the gloss the light will bounce better)



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is there something i can use to keep my computer on for use, while i take my case for a paint job, i will be doing the inside balck, and will need a week or so to give it a few coats, so wont be able to use my case.

is there some thing of a tray or something which i can use to keep it on, while it sits on my desk.

i am looking for something VERY cheap
Edited by karan.t - 5/22/08 at 3:25am
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post #2 of 17
When you take it out of the case.. Simply touche the 2 pins on the board together with a screwdriver where you would connect the power switch. It will come on. Just keep the screw driver on the pins again to shut it off. Ive done this in benchy mosd lol.

I also have been doing that with my 680i everyday beause the cable would reach. I got it fixed though.
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I use static bag or some card board.
Edited by sublime0 - 5/21/08 at 8:57am
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Milk crate
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When you take it out of the case.. Simply touche the 2 pins on the board together with a screwdriver where you would connect the power switch. It will come on.


The PWR and Ground, touch then together?

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Just keep the screw driver on the pins again to shut it off.
u mean touch it again to turn it off?

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and same with reset right?

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Milk crate
in the milk crate?



or on it?
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post #5 of 17
Yes. Short the Pwr and the Gnd for a brief moment.

I would place the crate upside-down, but whichever way provides more stable support.
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post #6 of 17
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should i be scared of something touching it while its switched ok.

such as paper something some1s elbo

its a small but busy office
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Yes. (not trying to be an alarmist)

Any exposed system is vulnerable to Moore's Law, especially if there are non-PC peeps around; for some odd reason they are inclined to touch without asking first.

If you are concerned about shorting, there should not be an issue with the plastic or paper.

I would try to set it up in a location that is as removed from the general population.
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post #8 of 17
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maybe i can cover it with a big cardboard box
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post #9 of 17
That was going to be my suggestion, just set it in a box, cut some vent holes and put "DO NOT TOUCH" all over it.
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post #10 of 17
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so its ok if the bottom of the mobo is flat in a cardboard box?

i will cut holes for air and attaching wires at the bak
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