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frootloop69

Posted Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Hi all,

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong place.

I have 17" VGA CRT monitor I plan on plugging into my recently acquired A1000. It weighs around 40lbs.
I was wondering if anyone has an idea of how much weight I can reasonably place on an A1000 without squashing it? ;).
If its too heavy, I'll have to make some kind of stand, but really want the original look.

Thanks!

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:08 pm

The average 14" Commodore monitor (A1080, 1084, etc.) weighs approximately 25 pounds, or 11 kg, from what I've found online.

I'd be a little nervous about putting a 40 pound monitor on top of the A1000, but if you have the heat shield in place I'd feel a bit better about it. If the heat shield was removed for any reason (upgrade boards, etc) I'd definitely not do it. That plastic shell is not very strong at all and will even flex a tiny bit with the monitors designed for it.

With that big of a CRT, an attractive wooden stand that closely hugs it might look cool. A clear plexiglass one might be pretty, too.

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frootloop69

Posted Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:59 pm

Thank you for the tips intric8! Much appreciated. My miggy has the heat shield, but I think I'll play it safe and build a plexiglass stand as you suggested.

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:23 pm

If you do build one, I'd love to see what it looks like when you're done.





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