Fan Speed Control Cords
Functions & Connection
Power Cord: 1
CPU Fan Connectors:
the CPU fan to the 3 or 4 pins connector so that fan
speed can be controlled by LCD manually by using the
speed control knob.
the extension 4 pins header to motherboard CPU fan (3 or
4 pins) header if motherboard has auto fan speed control
capability. Motherboard will take fan speed priority in
such method, LCD knob will lose the control function.
2 (CPU & Case)
orange sensor tape to tape the header to the CPU
heatsink so that CPU temp. can be displayed in the LCD
case header to any place that you want to monitor the
button to reset the LCD whenever that you want
C/F" button once to change the temperature degree between "C"
"Set" button once to set CPU alarm degree,
then, use the "Up
C/F" button to adjust the degree when the CPU temp.
"Set" button twice to set Case alarm degree, then, use the
"Up C/F" button to adjust the degree when the Case temp.
CPU or Case temperature hits or exceeds your alarm set
degree, the CPU or Case temperature reading will be
flashed until the degree drops lower the alarm set
CPU fan is connected to the LCD CPU fan speed control
cord, the fan speed reading will be flashed with "0000"
if the CPU fan stops working for whatever reasons
until the fan spins again.
The existing LCD module that comes with the case
is not programmable.
Customer who wants to replace it with a
programmable LCD can choose the below recommended LCD made
The screen and screw hole are 100%
match. Feel free to change it at no risk.
LCD Module Replacement: CrystalFontz 632 16X2 LCD
FrontView for MCE & Third Parties
Due to the sensitive paint on the HTPC
100 front bezel, please pay detail attention and do your best to avoid scratches during
the assembling. It is end user's full responsibility to protect the surface
while changing the module.
For more information regarding the
CrystalFontz module and the MCE support program
that can program module, please visit their websites for details.
Q: How do
I replace the LCD with CrystalFontZ programmable LCD?
A: Here are the
the MCE Rack from inside, (under the Optical drive)
remove the 2 screws that holding the panel
Disconnect all cables that are coming from the LCD
module, like CPU sensor, 12V connector, CPU fan...
are six taps that holding the panel, they are tiny
plastic, so be very careful. Push up the two three,
slide down the panel 30 degree, and remove the panel
from the bottom 3 taps. Make sure you loose all
cables and make sure they are long enough to allow
your panel slide flat on your table with protector
stuff to avoid scratch.
LCD and all cables out,
install the CrystalFontz LCD module, connect the USB
Re-install the panel. Put your system 90 degree
upward, match the bottom 3 taps, and push the panel
down and slide the panel in with the top 3 taps.
break the taps somehow, it is still fine, your two
screws can still hold the panel firm. But, that is
the plan B, I hope you will be fine.
Q: How do I place the CPU & Case temperature
A: It is up to you to place the
case temperature sensor anywhere you want, or any place that you concern about the heat.
For the CPU temperature sensor, normally, place it between the CPU cooler and the CPU, or
place it between the CPU cooler fins. Button line, any where or any way that you can stick
the sensor to the cooler or CPU to measure the temperature accurately.
Q: If I am not planning to use the front CPU fan speed
controller, can I just connect the CPU fan connector directly to the MB?
If you are not comfortable to have the LCD to
control the heatsink fan spped, just connect the fan to motherboard
Q: When I press the "Reset" button to try to
re-start the system, nothing happen, only the LCD got reset, is it right?
A: Yes, the "reset" button
is for the LCD only. You can use the "Power" button to re-start the system.