Guide: Replacing the VFD in an Ahanix D4

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Guide: Replacing the VFD in an Ahanix D4

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Nice, I have the same exact case. My VFD works fine but, last summer (08) I picked up a Cablecard ready HP system and transplanted it in the case. The Problem, No LPT port...

I might have to do this, as I have tried a few things to get a LPT port and all of them have had issues (last used a PCI-e LPT port, it worked but, caused Win7 not to be able to sleep). I wish there was a simple internal USB to LPT that I could use for mine so I can keep it longer.

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Is there a way to use the VFD part, but not the IR receiver?  I have a Zalman case with IrTrans.  I disabled it when I got my Microsoft IR receiver (which I got because the IRTrans was a pain in the butt).  I've done a few Windows installs since then and have never installed the drivers each time.  But it would be nice to see some information on the display.

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htpc_user wrote:

Is there a way to use the VFD part, but not the IR receiver?  I have a Zalman case with IrTrans.  I disabled it when I got my Microsoft IR receiver (which I got because the IRTrans was a pain in the butt).  I've done a few Windows installs since then and have never installed the drivers each time.  But it would be nice to see some information on the display.

The PRO-LCD doesn't have an IR receiver built in.  There is a model from the same OEM that does (MPlay something) with an IR receiver that I though about getting but it costs 2x as much and I had concerns about the receiver and making it all fit.  And (as you note) the ehome receiver works really well.  I've actually been thinking about sacrificing one to see if I could cram it inside the case.

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DavidinCT wrote:

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Nice, I have the same exact case. My VFD works fine but, last summer (08) I picked up a Cablecard ready HP system and transplanted it in the case. The Problem, No LPT port...

I might have to do this, as I have tried a few things to get a LPT port and all of them have had issues (last used a PCI-e LPT port, it worked but, caused Win7 not to be able to sleep). I wish there was a simple internal USB to LPT that I could use for mine so I can keep it longer.

The troubles you reported over @babgvant.com were one reason I went this way.

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