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  • #76
    Finally, I bought a fan from the raspberry, I made a hole of 30mm, I connected it to the 3v pads, and I placed the fan sucking. Only 50 degrees.*




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    • #77
      Nice,
      Good job



      and an inline switch in the power lead too.

      Have you tried fitting it inside with the lid lifted slightly by the fan, if it will fit ?



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      • #78
        Originally posted by P.X View Post
        Nice,
        Good job



        and an inline switch in the power lead too.

        Have you tried fitting it inside with the lid lifted slightly by the fan, if it will fit ?


        No.The switch is too big to fit inside. The fan can be put inside but the lid stays up and you have to put longer screws to be able to close it. I think it's better to have the tv box closed and the fan stuck on top. So we also avoid getting Dust.Sorry for my English

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        • #79
          If the fan is blowing air inside the box, dust will appear for sure.
          How do you keep the fan fixed to the lid without four holes for screws?

          Your English is fine!

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          • #80
            Originally posted by mirbg View Post
            If the fan is blowing air inside the box, dust will appear for sure.
            How do you keep the fan fixed to the lid without four holes for screws?

            Your English is fine!
            The fan is placed extracting from the inside. So I guess it will get less dust. To stick the fan I used instant glue.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Albertron View Post

              The fan is placed extracting from the inside. So I guess it will get less dust. To stick the fan I used instant glue.
              Nice job, and your English is fine

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              • #82
                The Pi Fan I used is on the bay
                DC 5V 0.2A Cooling Cooler Fan for Raspberry Pi Model B+ / Raspberry Pi 2/3ST
                1.01

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                • #83
                  Here's how I modded it to stay cool. I drilled holes in top, replaced the heatsink with a 40x40x11 aluminum HS, (noticed 10F reduction with HS replacement.170F now) 80mm fan rigged for usb. Blowing air out of unit. It's either lose a usb port or electrical plug with alternate fan setup. Fan reduced it by 70F.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Johnnyproduce View Post
                    Here's how I modded it to stay cool. I drilled holes in top, replaced the heatsink with a 40x40x11 aluminum HS, (noticed 10F reduction with HS replacement.170F now) 80mm fan rigged for usb. Blowing air out of unit. It's either lose a usb port or electrical plug with alternate fan setup. Fan reduced it by 70F.
                    When the tv box is turned off, does the fan still work?

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                    • #85
                      Albertron The fan turns off when the unit turns off, which is nice. When the box goes into sleep mode it turns off too.
                      Last edited by Johnnyproduce; 02-19-2018, 12:32.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Johnnyproduce
                        Here's how I modded it to stay cool. I drilled holes in top, replaced the heatsink with a 40x40x11 aluminum HS, (noticed 10F reduction with HS replacement.170F now) 80mm fan rigged for usb. Blowing air out of unit. It's either lose a usb port or electrical plug with alternate fan setup. Fan reduced it by 70F.
                        Isn't this solution too noisy?

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                        • #87
                          Not at all. The 80mm fan makes no noise. It was $1.61 on **** .

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Johnnyproduce View Post
                            Albertron The fan turns off when the unit turns off, which is nice. When the box goes into sleep mode it turns off too.
                            Must be an M8S Pro then.

                            Nice mod. Is it a 12V fan spliced to a USB cable ? That should be nice and quiet.


                            E Bay 112172772093 $1.36 cheapest I could see
                            but
                            https://www.$$$$.com/itm/173108210001 - looks the same as yours at $1.66 now ??

                            Can you post your Item number, if you have it ?

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                            • #89
                              My favourite Passive and Active solutions as of ... Now!

                              Video
                              https://youtu.be/-7vtUN09ypU

                              37x37x24 Heatsink E Item - 401331528986
                              40x40x11 Heatsink E Item - 292062678333
                              30mm Pi Fan - E Item - 222616196610

                              38mm Hole and a great chimney effect
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                              30mm Fan + 40x40x11mm Heatsink - 38mm Hole in Lid - cut corners of fan to a step, half height of fan.
                              Holds Fan in case and presses down Heatsink nicely - can use MX2 paste not glue.
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                              Stealth Fan - 30mm Pi fan fits inside case with Std. HS
                              2mm Foam pads give a gap for air circulation
                              Add a 30mm hole if you want the best cooling from this combo
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                              The big three - 40x40x11 hiding in the back
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                              • #90
                                P.X item #272991685637

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