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Author Topic: Mod a 4500?  (Read 3996 times)

Trikein

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Mod a 4500?
« on: July 14, 2010, 11:23:05 PM »

Today I had a thought, and wanted to know what people thought, including the moderators. I was thinking about modding my 4500. Nothing to serious. Just replacing the antenna, trying to find the SDK for the OLED, and modding the case with a material thats better for heat distribution. Maybe put a fan in there and run it off the USB. I know it will void my warrenty, and I don't want to do anything that will fringe apon the intellectual properety, I just want it to run cooler and look cooler. So what do you all think? Crazy? Stupid? Fun? All three?   This picture gave me the idea.

http://www.johnvanhorn.com/special/dgl4300/after.jpg
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 08:10:15 AM »

Interesting...
Must say though, these units really get that hot? LOL.  ::)

As for the antenna...ya was thinking there could be better antennas applied. I was thinking of just adding 3 external High Gain antennas..Like Hawking. Someone on here mentioned that he did this and it greatly improved the radio. Even on 5Ghz. Hmmm.

I would be interesting to see if you could put in a small (QUIET) fan inside.  ;D
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 10:49:03 AM »

I think it would be cool. Do it and post pictures. Yea the dgl 4500 run really hot and at times not hot at all.
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 11:02:52 AM »

wonder if it would help with performance any?  ???. However I guess it depends on where each person has theres too. Mines in a AC conditioned room durring hot spring and summer months.
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 09:48:22 PM »

Well my plan is to take a dremmel to certian parts of the case. I want to take it apart and study it though to make sure I don't hit anything structural, or ofcourse, electrical. Then I want to fill the now empty space with plastic mesh, maybe panted with infrared paint so it glows from the black lights I have in my case. Then I want to drill a hole along the top and insert a heat sink. I think between the mesh and and the sink, that should keep it alot cooler without adding power that could cause problems. Then wall mount it. I would also like to work out some kind of wire control. I am thinking spring snakes mounted to the hex screws that hold the case together, that way theres less strain on the ethernet as it hangs down. Kind of busy with a project now, but I will post pictures as I start.
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 08:00:32 AM »

Sounds interesting...can't wait to see pics.  :o
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 10:08:52 AM »

Agree with furry, If you do so you will have the hottest Dgl 4500 out there :>.
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Re: Mod a 4500?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 10:34:47 AM »

Literally HOT  :D
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