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Old January 31, 2010, 04:55 PM
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Default DIY Mac MIni mount for LCD display

I've been looking for one of these for about a month and was not successful in ordering one online in Canada. These are available on the market but all come from the US at 40$ plus shipping and brokerage ...

123Macmini.com - Accessories - Stands and Mounts

The CinnaMount mini is actually made in Quebec but does not mount on the back of an LCD using the VESA mounting holes.

I found an old steel book end today and after drilling a few holes and making one bend, I have a mount

I attached the mount to the bottom two holes here with 4M x 10 screws ...


Then mounted the Mini using friction and gravity to keep it in place ...


Who knows ... maybe I could market my design.

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Old January 31, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Should at least have some rubber in there to keep the case in good shape. I know that you do not see it now but when you take it out to get rid of it the person who buys it will see it.

Oh, and MiniMiniMount.
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Old January 31, 2010, 09:08 PM
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hah quick and dirty, i like it!
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Old February 1, 2010, 12:55 AM
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Just use some electrical tape on the mount. It should keep it from getting scratched.
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Old February 1, 2010, 03:58 AM
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Should at least have some rubber in there to keep the case in good shape. I know that you do not see it now but when you take it out to get rid of it the person who buys it will see it.

Oh, and MiniMiniMount.
I used some small silicon door stoppers and some electrical tape for the bottom corners.

Working on the cable management ... might also get a wireless keyboard and mouse.
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Old February 5, 2010, 05:57 PM
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OK ... here is version 2 mounted on a 15" 1024x768 LCD display ...



Better bend execution and hole placement.

Much better proportioned to the size of the display.
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Old February 7, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Since the screen has built in speakers it is working out very well.

The video cable is hardwired into the display ... a more drastic mod would require opening the display and shorten the wires. I only need about 8" cable to reach the mini.

Anyone know how the video wires are connected inside the display ?
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Old February 7, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Anyone know how the video wires are connected inside the display ?
In every LCD I have ever taken apart the external cables go into a header of some sort. Low end monitors rarely have fancy shielded cable and plugs. A little snip/wrap/solder would would shorten the cable PDQ.
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