MetkuMods

Metku Pinball

World first water cooled Pinball machine!

Bookmark and Share  
Author: Jani 'Japala' Pönkkö
Published: 16.01.2012
In English In English
Suomeksi Suomeksi
 

Hardware

 

Metku Pinball - World first water cooled Pinball machine!
 

This was the first time that all of the computer parts were together. Operating system on the setup is a retail 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Some digital pinball builders commented that 32-bit versions may introduce some lag to the emulators so I selected the safer alternative.

 

Metku Pinball - World first water cooled Pinball machine!
 

Samsung was kind enough to hand over couple of Full-HD television. The main playing area is going to utilize 32 inch panel and the back glass will have the 22 inch panel.

 

32" panel

 

Metku Pinball - World first water cooled Pinball machine!
 

The panels were not new and the larger one had a "small" defect on it. While the actual photo is total rubbish, the problem is still clearly visible. The red bar running from top of the screen to the bottom should not be there.

 

Metku Pinball - World first water cooled Pinball machine!
 

DO NOT OPEN UP THE TELEVISION!

This said, this is what one finds when opening almost any of these modern digital televisions (at least the ones that use CCFL as backlight). While opening up the television may sound terrifying to some, it is relatively safe process and the only dangerous parts to one's health are inside the power supply (the right most pcb). You can get yourself killed if you have mains plugged in while messing with the PSU. Even when the set is not connected to the mains, you can still get a nasty shock from the capacitors. So again, DO NOT OPEN UP THE TELEVISION!

 

Metku Pinball - World first water cooled Pinball machine!
 

I suspected that the red bar might be caused by a faulty connection between the graphics board and the screen panel itself. I removed the two flat cables and re-seated them and gave it one more go...

 

Metku Pinball - World first water cooled Pinball machine!
 

Hey, it is working again! :)



Pages:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 


 
  Content in english!
  Sisältö suomeksi!

 Google

 .:Notice!
En ota mitään vastuuta tuhoutuneesta tai hajonneesta laitteistosta tai sen osasta.

Disclaimer! I will not take any responsibility for any destroyed or damaged hardware.




Add to Technorati Favorites
add
add
add
add
add

 .:Back to top Bandwidth by Mpoli

Copyright © Metku.net, All Rights Reserved.
All content and graphics in MetkuMods are sole property of Jani Pönkkö and may not be reproduced or copied in any manner without written permission from him.
All brand names, trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.Privacy Policy