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Forum topic by EyeintheSky57 posted 11-27-2017 05:45 PM 487 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EyeintheSky57

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11-27-2017 05:45 PM

Hi all,

I am brain-farting and can not think of a solution for a problem. I am hoping you geniuses can help.

I have a touch-screen monitor mounted on a wall with a picture frame I made around it to make it look like a digital picture frame.

It is hooked to:

1. A Windows computer which slideshows family photos, acts as a bulletin board (writing notes with finger on touchscreen) for the family, a calendar for kids sports and such. It also displays my security cameras within Windows.

AND

2. Security system DVR – This controls the settings for the security camera system. This is connected to a different Input on the monitor.

Here is my problem… Since the monitor is hidden behind a picture frame I can’t hit that little button to change the INPUT to switch from Windows to DVR.

I basically need a dowel going through the frame to push the INPUT button. I can’t figure out how to secure it, spring load it, etc.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 11-27-2017 06:45 PM

I guess the monitor isn’t equipped to handle a remote or that would easily solve your problem. You’ll want to look at an HDMI switch that comes with a remote. You plug both of your feed devices into that and then run one HDMI cable from it to your screen. Problem solved.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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builtinbkyn

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#2 posted 11-27-2017 06:48 PM

HDMI Switch This should help :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 11-27-2017 08:11 PM

Epoxy the dowel to the button. Might get away with superglue if you are gentle with it but CA doesn’t have much shear strength. There are ways to make spring loaded buttons but KISS.

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maxyedor

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 05:29 PM

Could you put a through-hole in the frame with a counter-bore on the backside, then make a wooden button with a lip so it installs from the back and is held in place by the monitor itself?

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#5 posted 11-28-2017 07:59 PM



Could you put a through-hole in the frame with a counter-bore on the backside, then make a wooden button with a lip so it installs from the back and is held in place by the monitor itself?

- maxyedor

I like this idea better than the gluing idea.

-- Pete

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