The man pictured above is Mr Dieter Moerlein, and he's the Mayor of Eppelheim, Germany. What makes him so interesting, besides serving as Mayor for 17 years, is his radical approach to unruly teens. In his town of Eppelheim, teenagers don't use park benches as they were designed, instead they would sit perched, like a row of sparrows. After fielding complaints from citizens that park benches were constantly being soiled by shoes, due to teenager sitting habits, Dieter Moerlein decided to do something about it. His solution was to design and build special park benches in areas where teenagers normally congregated, which had a seating rail installed for teenagers to sit on. These new park benches were named the "No-Interest" park bench, because teenagers showed no interest in following etiquette. As a result teenagers flocked to the new park benches and left the normal benches alone for regular sitting citizens.
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