OK, this is my first post, so go easy on a lurker who's finally de-cloaking...
So I've built up 2 seperate webplayers now... one for a digital picture frame and one for an MP3 player (for my stereo system) & MP3 file server for my home network.
The next system was more complicated. I started the same way - Linksys wireless ethernet, and a 20GB HD. I replaced the amber sleep LED with a blue one, and replaced the power and HD lights with red LEDs. I moved the audio out port to the back (even covered the holes in the front with an epoxy blob so there are no holes. I then upgraded the memory to 128MB and added heatsinks to the LCD chip and wireless ethernet card. I added a lagsana cooler to the CPU and overclocked to 233 mhz. The audio out port and wireless antena are mounted to a perfboard where the modem connectors used to be - nice and solid. And of course, I painted it a nice graphite grey and added a hole so the CPU fan could breath. Full picture set at http://www.xkill.net/rcaslis/computers/EvilInsideMP3/index.html
I think I had every problem from paint that rubs off too easy to broken solder joints to accidentally epoxying the sleep switch to itself to a flaky LCD connector.
What do you all think?