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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:51 am 
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for those of u who have a bit of electronics confidence and wanna save a little money, try these guys http://www.pccasegear.com.au/category5_1.htm

i used to use them wen i was into modding my pc case, and used the scanners cathode with the kit that i got from them. had to make a few adjustments but know itll all run without a problem coz the pc's power supply is a 12V DC just like a car battery

the kit has 2 plugs aswel, so if i really want i can connect my blue or green cathode too!!! :shock: (think ill pass on that one...)


They are sweet, and cheap!! :P I must ask, what mods did you have to make it make it go? Or was that mods to make t go for a puter?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:08 am 
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dammit..... i used to have a scanner around here somewhere :(

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:26 am 
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They are sweet, and cheap!! :P I must ask, what mods did you have to make it make it go? Or was that mods to make t go for a puter?


The ones off that site come with molex plugs for a pc with a switch as well, and one end of the plug goes into a transformer, which the cathode then plugs into. all i did was cut the wires between the transformer and the switch, then connect these to the 2 wires that power the original boot lamp.

had a whole heap of wires and a switch left over but i can find a use for that in my pc

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:36 am 
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those fluro tubes out of scanners, dont they have a certain amount of hours of life?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:35 pm 
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id imagine so but i rekon if the scanner was working itd be getting more use than it would as my boot light 8-)

i probably only open my boot twice a week

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:11 pm 
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lol i must open mine 5 times a day! i have my life in there, all my tools, sleeping bags, clothes tooth brushes the necessary gell! everything!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:30 pm 
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i thought i remembered reading something about the scanner lights not lasting to long, could have been on older scanners tho, they have come forward a fair bit over the years

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:50 am 
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They are sweet, and cheap!! :P I must ask, what mods did you have to make it make it go? Or was that mods to make t go for a puter?


The ones off that site come with molex plugs for a pc with a switch as well, and one end of the plug goes into a transformer, which the cathode then plugs into. all i did was cut the wires between the transformer and the switch, then connect these to the 2 wires that power the original boot lamp.

had a whole heap of wires and a switch left over but i can find a use for that in my pc


egg sell ent!! *mr burns hand thingo*

may have to look into this... there may be a good use...

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:39 am 
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s**t i am p****d off i just took my scanner apart had the light all out except for one screw and it was reall close to the light so not concentrating i just stuck the screw driver in there pushed up against the light and SMASH :evil:
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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:59 pm 
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you can get the lights from jaycar for about $24 odd

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:12 pm 
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I wouldent waste 24 dollars on it, i will just wait to find another old scanner, I have seen a few at the dump before ust pick one up from there
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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:42 pm 
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Fantastic idea mate!

hmmm *looks sideways at the brand new canon scanner on the desktop*

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:20 pm 
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I just done mine. I mounted mine inbetween the passenger speaker and sub utilising the existing screws so I didn't have to drill any new holes.
I got an old Targus USB 4 port hub - ripped out the guts and put the small power supply into that then fitted it with a zip tie. All nice and secure and completely removable :D

I'll do a photo from the outside at night later on and post up that!

 

 

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