Medion MD8083 fan site
This (unofficial) website contains details about the Medion MD8083 computer, which went on sale at Aldi stores across the UK on April 1st 2004. Please see the main page first if you are new to this site.
A look around the case: Inputs and Outputs
Below the DVD drives is the "Connect XL" flap, which can be slid downwards by pressing gently on the ridge which is at the top of it (there's a small embossed arrow on it). Pressing this makes the flap slide downwards and slightly outwards so as it clears the casing below.
Within this "Connect XL" panel you have a selection of inputs and outputs...
Below this is the blanking plate for the position of a 3.5inch floppy disk drive, however there is no floppy drive fitted to the MD8083.
Sliding the front flap back up to it's closed position is simply a matter of putting your thumb/fingers under the silver ridge and pushing it back upwards. It should slide slightly inwards as it gets near to the closed position, and there will be a click as it locks shut. If it doesn't "lock" shut it will slide back down again.
Just above the Medion logo which is at the bottom right of the machine, you have the Power button, which is circular and has an embosed representation of the globe. This has a blue LED light which rings around the outside of it and lights up when the PC is switched on.
Back of the PC
Starting at the top, we have the Power connector - Euro style plug, as used by almost all current PC's. (It's the same sort of lead that you get on a kettle). There's also a standard toggle switch for the mains power, On and Off.
Below this we have the graphics card (AGP) which has both a standard analogue monitor output, and also the more modern DVI digital connector output.
There's then what appears to be a blank plate. I don't know if there is anything on the other side of this - maybe a card with no external outputs.
Below this is the 56k modem socket, and also the coax aerial connectors for both the FM radio and TV card.
There's then what appears to be another blank plate. Again, I don't know if there is anything on the other side of this - maybe a card with no external outputs.
Points to note...
The rear of the case makes it look as though there's the possiblity to fit an extra Serial and Parallel port, as the metal casing has the outlines for these two ports to the right of the actual ports, and the mounting holes to fit them. Presumably if you really wanted to do some DIY on the case you could fit these additional ports, although it's not something I'm going to try (or even have the need for).
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