One day I’ve got an old broken monitor – Samsung SyncMaster 320′ mx. The problem – doesn’t work at all.
What is interesting about it? It has 3 USB, Network and VGA output.
Reading Samsung website, I found that this monitor has Windows XP Embedded inside with “Magic Info” app on it.
OK. Taking back cover off.
The capacitor on the Power Supply was bubbled. Yes, it would be much better to replace entire board, but it just too expensive for now. So, this time I just ordered new one capacitor from Amazon for $5.
OK. Then some more steps:
- Plug 4GB USB stick for the swap file, because internal SSD is just the same 4GB.
- Plug the keyboard and wireless mouse (the keyboard is actually not necessary).
- Add some RAM (2 GB against 512Mb it had before) and assign some of it to Video card.
- Install a new version of Windows XP using entire disk space (it was divided to 2 partitions, one for the system and one for the recovery).
So. Now I have a not bad 32′ HD Smart-TV.