My camera doesn't have unpluggable memory, only a USB port. But I got
it mostly to post pictures for this newsgroup to look at, or ads on
Ebay. So it's enough for me.
Hey, whaddaya expect for 10 dollars?
Just a thought. You should call a good computer shop and inquire
about the acceptable length for cables. I think USB has a max length
of 12' or so. So you might be out of luck in doing the project with a
USB cable. I have no idea what the max length of a cable for your
Unless noise is really, really critical for some reason, I think the
cheapest/best solution would be to replace your fans with quieter ones
-- an maybe replace your hard drives, too.
I bought a 15' extension monitor cable (the old kind) , and there were
problems with the quality of the video. I had to buy a better cable and
everything was fine. It had the 1" diameter by 1.5" long cylinders embedded
in the cable, one on each end. You can actually get the snap on cylinders
separately. Also make sure not directly beside the hydro outside.
As other have have said, cable length might be an issue, especially
for the monitor. My computer lives in Grandma's antique desk and to
minimize damage, I didn't want to drill holes for the cables. I was
able to remove a bottom panel but then I needed extensions for my non-
usb mouse, non-usb keyboard and monitor. The extension cables for the
mouse and keyboard were not a problem and I believe they come in some
The monitor cable was a different story. I bought a "standard" monitor
extension cord at Best Buy and my video quality sucked. I did a little
internet research and found that I needed to use a shielded coaxial
extension cable in order to maintain good quality. Just as an example,
this site sells them for $13 - $80, depending on the length you need.
All this said, I think sticking the computer in a remote location may
not be the best idea, for all the reasons so many others have
Do you think some day the faux-formica computer desks with the slide
out shelf for the keyboard and the holes for the cables will be
Will people ask their value on the 2097 edition of the Antiques Road
Do think DerbyMom might someday be a grandmother and the grown
grandkid will be afraid to damage the curved edges of the swivel
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