Don't let the title fool you, I'm not encouraging a naturist lifestyle choice in the work place. I'm more appropriately referring to this cool accessory for your LCD monitor. It's made by a company called Thanko, for which I could not find a website. I did manage to find a retailer, unfortunately they're in Japan, Tokyo to be exact, and the item costs about $62(CDN) + $25(CDN) for shipping to Vancouver. A little pricey, but you can't really put a price on ergonomic function and cleanliness can you? Feel free to make any comments.
My brothers Motorola DCT3416 died, and I figured I would attempt to fix it. I want to start out by saying I know very little about PVR's, other than somewhere buried inside is a standard computer hard drive. While dropping off the DCT3416, my brother informs me that it doesn't turn on, and that it makes this clicking noise. My first assumption is that the HD is corrupt and or damaged and preventing the machine from booting. Replacing the internal HD should produce a simple fix, so lets go about doing just that. Replacing the internal HD is going to be slightly more complicated than originally anticipated as the rear of the DCT3416 has 3 tamper proof/security screws, which I do not have a tool for. Instead I used a series of pliers, and 10 minutes later had all the screws removed. Here is what the tamper proof/security screws look like, once removed. I should add that there is also a plastic security tab, just above the IEEE 1394 jacks, which disintegrated when I attempted to