Thursday, December 13, 2007

WHERE DOES A GEEK LIVE?

In a Geekery!


My desk at the moment, all that junk is my Xbox 360 which I have had to pull apart again - this time to see if I can work out what's wrong with it. It is broken :-( But I think it won't be impossible for me to fix myself. We'll see.




A close up. Is is Geeky of me to say I love my mouse? It's the best. It is wireless, AND lives in a little docking cradle thing which recharges it when I'm not using it. Genius.




Ages ago I posted the picture on the left - the Xbox I changed from white with green lights to black with blue lights. Now it is no colour and no lights. But one day....!



Bets are on,
3:1 against that I'll get it going again...

14 comments:

Raelha said...

Ahh, to have such an organised desk. I live and dream.

Ju's little sister said...

Well, all my paperwork lives somewhere else. Somewhere not so tidy!
But yes, I have been trained since birth to keep my workspace as tidy as possible, and while my containers and shelves will get messy, my workbench remains relatively mess-free :-)

Gosh, blogger doesn't like me today! V,word: znekexqx

lorenzothellama said...

Bloody Hell JLS. What is an Xbox for heaven's sake? Your photos made my eyes go swimmy and my head woozy and my brain turn to cream cheese.

Lorenzo.

Raelha said...

How's it progressing?

lorenzothellama said...

Have you fixed it yet?
Lorenzo.

lorenzothellama said...

You up yet? I'm just off to bed! I've got a cross country race tomorrow so am getting my head down early. Yaaaawwwwnnnn ... I'll just make my hottie, have a cuppa cha and Bob's yer Llama.
Lorenzo.

Martin Stickland said...

DO LADY THINGS LIKE KNITTING AND PRESSING FLOWERS, LEAVE HUNTING AND STUFF TO US MEN FOLK .... WHY HAVE YOU GOT THAT LOOK ON YOUR FACE RIGHT NOW?....WHAT DID I SAY WRONG?? NOW PUT THAT SCREW DRIVER DOWN LITTLE SIS....LITTLE SIS!

Joking aside, good for you for having a go and I am sure you will fix it.

tee ha ha hee ho ho hum.

wacha got me for crimbo then?

Ju's little sister said...

A big fat gooseberry kiss on the cheek. Did you get slobber on your whiskers? I tried my best.

No I haven't fixed it yet. I have taken out the x-clamps on the back of the motherboard and replaced them with ight 5mmx12mm machine screws, using weashers as stand-offs and i just need some thermal paste for the heatsink, and some nylon washers to protect the board and it should be good.

I have purchased another faulty machine really cheap off the internet and hopefully spare parts can be used to make one whole one.



ahem. YOU ASKED!!!!!

bigbikerbob said...

Hi,Just looking at that lot frightens the life outa me!!I usually have screws or washers left after any build.

Thesaurus Rex said...

It's a bit geeky all round. Who on earth tries to mend an x box? you'll blow your guarantee.
re quiz, go for it but try to be quick. read the rules first. Enjoy yourself.

lorenzothellama said...

'motherboard' sounds like an American swear word.
L.

lorenzothellama said...

Mmm .. Egyptians sheets.
We have a famous Egyptian here called Mr Fayed who says the Duke of Edinburgh murdered Dianna.
Love Lorenzo.

Martin Stickland said...

Aaaaaaaaaachoooooo!! Bless me!

Lend me your vest, it's cold!!!

Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

I can see why you are the avionics person and I am not ;-)