#6001 - 04/28/0203:47 PMRE: Menikmati's Airport Post
Last night I was digging around in the garage and found the box my Airport came in. It came with a clear plastic bracket that you can use to mount it on the wall just as M3 has done. It occurred to me last night that it might not be a bad idea to use the bracket to elevate it from the surface the Airport base station sits on (in my case on a shelf) to provide some added circulation and cooling. As you may know, the original Airport graphite base stations suffered from overheating due to lousy capacitors(I repaired mine myself with by replacing some capacitors). <br><br>Anyway just a thought for those that might have an older graphite Airport, that little clear bracket has other uses too. I attached it to mine after I thought of it. The bottom felt pretty warm when I picked it up then, now it feels a lot cooler on the bottom.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mikeb_X on 04/28/02 06:49 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
so, I guess if I buy an older refurbed Airport base station I shouldn't put it in a closed closet, but rather should keep it out in the open?<br><br><br>"Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach, we are never satisfied."<br>-- Niccolo Machiavelli<br>
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#6003 - 04/29/0209:16 PMRe: RE: Menikmati's Airport Post
Yes, I would not keep it in a closet. Needs to have as much air circulation around it as is reasonable. Though if it is a refurb, they probably put in higher rated (temperature) capacitors (85C vs 105C) and those should last longer. But, it still wouldn't hurt to optimize the cooling for it.<br><br>
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I've never had any problems with my old graphite base station, i do keep it on the bracket just leave it on a desk rather than wall mounting it so i guess this will increase circulation in pretty much the same way.<br><br>“Here can be found the last words of Joseph of Arimathea. He who is valorous and pure of heart may find the Holy Grail in the aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh…”<br><br>- Monty Python and The Holy grail<br>
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