Monthly Archives: February 2010

Replacing the PSU in an Acer Aspire iDea 500/510 media centre PC

[NOTE: This post was updated on 21/02/2011 to remove unnecessary steps – see comments below for more info]. These Acer HTPC’s are notorious for their unreliable power supplies. I replaced mine recently and took photo’s of the procedure. Sorry if … Continue reading

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Windows 7 vs Vista

I have been running Windows 7 for about a month now and there do seem to be a couple of things that I feel are a backward step compared to Vista. Despite lots of people grumbling about the Vista sidebar, … Continue reading

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