Lenny

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  1. Your not joking; she even has parcels arriving now which are addressed in his name ๐Ÿ˜‚ Liam Woods Recieved delivery of this bowl from Amazon for inside his training crate there thismorning; hes kept in the crate during the night so she bought this bowl for water https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XRY3Q47/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_o58vDb31MD78R
  2. I'm a tiny bit jealous now ๐Ÿ˜… wife sent me this selfie at 06:45am yesterday morning; she was watching Television on the sofa When liam sat up beside her putting his paw on top of her arm yawned and rest his head on her side โ˜บ๏ธ great bond they have now. And here he is thismorning after a walk ๐Ÿ˜‚ hes getting big compared to four weeks ago; Sorry for all the Puppy Spam posts guys ๐Ÿ˜…
  3. The above image shows the amount of empty space inside the multiroom viewing box; the motherboards could have been double stacked including the HardDrive to half the entire size. The above image shows the SATA cable; I ordered a SATA3 from Amazon but this one fitted says ASAP on it; I googled and found that SATA3 and ASAP are exactly the same thing both capable of up to 6GB transfer rate with the ASAP standing for "As Soon As Possible" โ˜บ๏ธ So I've left the SATA3 cable untouched, Moving on from that discussion regarding the size etc. The Cisco box which I took apart for upgrade was an old box which I had spare since I cancelled my subscription and signed the wife up instead in order to avail of a 12 months half price subscription deal ๐Ÿ˜‰ The only sting in the tail was now; when I fitted the SSHD and tried to power up the old Cisco box; it wouldn't function only to display a screen image request for me to call Virgin Media and register the box to the subscription service.๐Ÿ˜Ÿ I then tried inserting the viewing Card which was registered for subscription; tried inserting that in to the old viewing box; however it then asked me to insert the correct card for the box๐Ÿ™ At this point I then had to open another Cisco box identical to the first unit but this one was registered to operate with the existing subscription and card๐Ÿ‘‡ WWS T10 Torx just barely managed to remove the security screws successfully alternatively I could have gripped there mushroom heads with a pliers โ˜บ๏ธ there not very secure atall. Four Torx screws removed and were successfully in ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ Interesting to see the lack of consistency or loyalty with the supplier as this box had a 320GB Western Digital HDD where the previous box had a 320GB Seagate HDD both viewing box are exactly one year apart in production. Anyway; above image is the 320GB HDD set next to its replacement 500GB Solid State HardDrive, huge difference in both the size and the weight. I plugged the SSHD in to this account registered VM box to trial before fitting 100% of the way just to test if it was going to be a success before completing the process ๐Ÿ˜ฌ A few butt clenching minutes later and Thankfully it was a sucess; The unit started up without a single sound and continued to function without detecting anything different atall it seems the Virgin Media software program is stored on one of the boards while the HDD just stores the viewing/Recordings; So I unplugged the box again and set about fully installing the SSHD. Above is the SATA3 2.5" to 3.5" adapter which I've linked to before; I quite like its minimalistic design its also very strong &sturdy no flexing atall, Fitted the original brackets to both sides of the 3.5" adapter where you can also see some blue rubber grommets were fitted to help reduce vibration from the original noisy 3.5" HDD. ๐Ÿค” I tried fitting and suddenly the cables weren't long enough ๐Ÿ˜… I then realized; I had fitted the replacement drive upside down ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ I removed the four screws; turned the drive upside down and refitted the four screws securing the side brackets; The cables are now refitted exactly as they were in the original drive, One final picture then of the viewing box internal setup with the replacement Solid State HardDrive fitted before refitting the cover and the four Torx Screws๐Ÿ‘ Refitted in the bedroom now and its operating perfectly without making any noise atall doesnt create half as much heat and theres an increase in the storage capacity; I'm delighted with the results, Thanks for Reading ๐Ÿ‘
  4. Thanks for your response mate, Unfortunately we dont have the TiVo box's in Ireland and I've contacted Virgin Media in the past to enquire about the TiVo box's being capable of functioning on there Irish network; as in if I were to purchase a TiVo box from Ebay uk; would it work with my viewing card and they said no there not registered to function on the Irish system ๐Ÿ™ Instead we have old equipment which was once introduced by a similar company called UPC; I'm not sure if you guys have heard of UPC before but they were a competitor for sky over here; if you lived in a city or networked town they would provide you with a cable link box exactly the Cisco unit I have now as a multiroom box from Virgin Media as virgin bought UPC Ireland and are using there box's to provide Virgin, Back in UPC times; if you lived in the country side; they would provide you with sky equipment but a UPC viewing Card which was a strange sight since there a competitor but anyway unfortunately no tivo, I like the compact size of the TiVo box's compared to this Cisco model its huge unnecessarily huge as I will show in images of the circuit board contents later; they could have halfed its size by stacking the boards. The main box is a Samsung and the multi room boxs are Cisco; doesn't make sense though; surly would be cheaper to supply TiVo box's to Ireland & uk Thanks for your response, I now have an update on progress; I recieved a call yesterday from the local IT repair guys; they said there's nothing on the Virgin Media hard drive for them to clone on to the Solid State HardDrive ๐Ÿ˜ง I was surprised at this news; they then said that IP boxes wasn't really there field of expertise and perhaps there is some data there but it's not visible using there cloning software, They said I can collect the drives anytime and theres no charge; they advised me to just try installing the SSHD in to the Virgin Media box and maybe it will function; they suggested perhaps the operating system is on the main board itself for encryption purposes, So I collected the drives that evening and thanked them for there time as they are very capable of alot; I've heard great reviews from people I work with regarding there services. I'll now create a new post explaining how the process went as it was successful in the end and from searching the internet theres no information out there on doing this; so I'm going to document it in some detail.
  5. My door handle inserts keep falling out now with the bass from my sealed 10" sub and amplified 6.5" in the doors ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™‚๏ธ sealed sub enclosure is great for resonating bass; it's not loud noise its deep shaking feel it in your chest
  6. The Lamborghini looks like a replica, My workmate builds fibreglass parts for Toyota MR2 to look like Lamborghini's I do like our four year old son saying things like yesterday; we have a little beagle pup around gour weeks now called Liam, Our son is a huge "Paw Patrol" fan, And theres a beagle called "Special Agent Tracker" in paw patrol, So yesterday morning I got up out of bed and he called me in to his room and says " dad can we get another dog like liam soon?" I asked why and said maybe next year we might get him a friend perhaps, He says "me just want one like liam but call him special agent tracker, that's all me want dad" He then went on to say " Ho Ho mighty bring me a dog called special agent tracker, then me wont need you to get one" ๐Ÿ˜‚ honestly my heart on two legs that lad hes as mad as the day is long.
  7. Last night I was behind the Yaris on the motorway; The light bar matches the reg plate bulbs nicely and here it is illuminating an entire bridge ๐Ÿ˜‚
  8. Together with the wife eighteen years today ๐Ÿ…
  9. Country people do that alot and they call tea; supper
  10. Sorry I got mixed up ๐Ÿคช it's the fuel gauge is on the same side as the fuel flap ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  11. Proper order ๐Ÿ…โ˜บ๏ธ Maximum street Credit now Some Aero wiper blades would also look good
  12. Hi, See part of my guide here on fitting a roof monitor on a mk2.5 focus, I've taken out the roof lining as part of the process๐Ÿ‘ A common problem on the focus for leaks is also around the boot spoiler bolts, I've silicone around the bolt holes between the spoiler and the boot panel as preventative maintenance; the original seals are only foam.
  13. It is quite an assuming position โ˜บ๏ธ suppose he may try something different with it when he's older ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ณ It doesn't bend or change position or anything its filled with sand or something on the base weighs around 4kg bought in a furniture shop down town to stop the door handle from going in to the wall when door is opened.
  14. I've been told Liam got excited last night and done an Ozzy Osbourne style attack on the Cat door stop ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ His foot seems to be fine now though; not showing any signs of injury when on his feet, just the little marks on his leg
  15. Lenny

    Speaker Size

    Hi, Ive upgrade my entire sound system to aftermarket The best way to find out is on Ebay as you will need model specific to aftermarket speaker adapters, I don't know what model you have but I searched for "mk2 focus aftermarket speaker adapters" which fills the factory hole then provides a 6.5" hole for an aftermarket speaker, Search your model on Ebay for aftermarket speaker adapters; there different shape for front and rear doors, Then see what size of speaker the aftermarket adapter takes as that's then the size you will need.
  16. The Fader setting could be set towards the front more than the rear; I used to set mine to F2 which is +2 on the rear compared to the front then lower the bass by 3 this allows you to turn it up louder without distortion like a plastic bag, My mate has a mk1 Toyota yaris 1.0 and it's how he drives it which makes me struggle sometimes in my 1.6TDCi ๐Ÿ˜… I've driven the yaris and cant get the same output from it atall; All in the gear changes must be โ˜บ๏ธ
  17. Sisters Boyfriend? Just a stereotypical wild guess there; usually isโ˜บ๏ธ Bwaappp Bwaappp Bwaappp
  18. I thought all Japanese cars have them on the right And all Europeans have them on the left, Same with the fuel filler flap; its always on the same side as the indicator stalk ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ good tip that one; saves you pulling up on the wrong side of a fuel pump.
  19. Sorry to read that mate, I can relate to your pain and problem; Hairline fractures are difficult to see on an x-ray I had an fracture pelvis where the leg goes in to the socket at the very top; they xray'ed and said it wasn't fractured; sent me home on crutches, The next day my doctor sent me to go for a private ultrasound and showed the fracture, Have the given you melfin, diclofenac or Tramadol ? I was on all three at the time the Tramadol are addictive which they don't tell you neither; I had to slowly come off them when recovered from the fracture; the buzz off them was unreal though; I discovered a liking for Dubstep music such as the tune below and spending alot of time in the batch while on them felt like I was levitating ๐Ÿ˜… also "Rui Da Silva Touch me" used to play than on loop repeat man love it when the maroccas kick back in at 07:13 on the track๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™‚๏ธ But now I'm fine no pain or medication and barely drink neither; it does take alot of time to recover and when the time comes to do the physiotherapy it will increase the pain again but keep up the pain killers and the physiotherapy is key to full recovery, People dont realise the impact; like I understand for you now filling a kettle is difficult because you cant turn on the tap at the same time; or tieing shoe lace, also the trouser pocket on that side is nos useless; carrying phone and wallet on same side now; showering aswell not trying to depress you just saying it is a terrible impact as some may think its only your wrist; but I do sincerely sympathise and wish you a speedy recovery
  20. Some silvatec indicator bulbs would look good
  21. Hope it's not a stash of weed or coke ๐Ÿคฃ
  22. I do like this table unit I've purchased from Amazon Arrived this morning https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07G75XTC5?ref=ppx_pt2_dt_b_prod_image I work different shifts and find myself getting dinners in the car at a local service station every third week, So this table unit will be really useful rather than using one of the kids booster seats to balance the plate,