Here's a cool new concept coming from France, its touch sensitive wall paint. What's that mean...no more ugly light switches. Being developed by Nicolas Triboulot, Laurent Grapin, and Thibault Thomas I'm hoping this concept becomes a reality, because no matter how well my house was designed, I always seem to need a wall switch where there isn't one. Hopefully in the future this technology can also be used to re-locate, wall outlets, or at least the dreaded speaker wire.
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