Could you image how cool it would be, if you could actually smell what the Rock, was cooking. Unfortunately Scentsciences, the makers of ScentScape, didn't get Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as the official spokesperson for their product. However they did build this cool programmable aroma generating device, which can enhance movie and TV viewing. By creating unique fragrances during viewing, using scent cartridges that provide 20 distinct aroma's. Each cartridge has a life expectancy of 200 viewing hours, and changing cartridges is similar in concept to changing inkjet printer cartridges. Expected price for the whole system looks to be under $100 (US), which seems quite reasonable. Well I hope to be able to experience this technology first nose, some day soon.
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