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    Install it in the trunk. If you get a low power cpu, like the integrated Via's, then as long as there is adequate fan cooling, summer time heat shouldnt be too big of a problem. HD would probably be the most sensitive component to keep your eye on.

    As for tint, I have 5% limo in the back and I dont think it does anything to make it cooler. Also, those solar powered window vent fans are a ripoff, Im pretty sure they do next to nothing at all.

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    Also, those solar powered window vent fans
    what is that?
    I had 20W solar pannel in the back that was able to feed VIA mobo easy during summer time =)
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    I was assuming hartigan was refering to something like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/SOLAR-POWERED-Pow...3%3A1|294%3A50

    There's ads on tv about these all the time.

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    TV is that a big box with commercial every 1.5 minute? =)
    don't know about Canada but i'm not leaving my windows open in Brooklyn. Overall idea is goo but that small fan proba;y wont do any good, if you can get AC to work from solar power then it would be whole different story =)
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    Has anyone had their touchscreen fail from heat?
    My friend has a Xenarc 700tsv here in Florida on top of his dashboard in an untinted car, and one day the touch was gone from his screen .

    It kinda scares me since i have the same screen, however I Will have it built into the console where the radio is (was).

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuo View Post
    Has anyone had their touchscreen fail from heat?
    My friend has a Xenarc 700tsv here in Florida on top of his dashboard in an untinted car, and one day the touch was gone from his screen .

    It kinda scares me since i have the same screen, however I Will have it built into the console where the radio is (was).
    I ran the same screen in Atlanta through August - December with no issues. It was too hot to touch it with my finger but it still works.
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    thanks, that gives some assurance. his died over just a few months...

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    some touch screens just die by themselves.
    i run TM-868 and RMA rate on those is 30%

    TM-868 V1 had 90% RMA rate, gee thats like 1 of 100 units had few chances ow working
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    This is actually the biggest problem I've had with my CarPC. I also have the Carnetic 2140 which seems pretty sensitive to heat.

    I would mount everything in the trunk; except I have a hatchback. Before summer, I had my windows tinted to the max legal limit in Maryland. This helped some; but did not solve the problem. This past week, we had outdoor temperatures of 80 - 82F, and my system would not turn on until I ran the AC for 8 - 10 minutes. So far, this has been a very mild summer. Also, the little fan mounted in the 2140 is incredibly loud. I've thought about replacing it with something more efficient and quite.

    I'm very interested in this thread, and will watch for anyone to post alternatives to help this.

    Kirk

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    Well if anyone has looked at my build.. Im interested in this to... as my pc is mounted directly under the dash.. I plan on running duct work from outside car to bring in fresh air.And plan on haveing a/c ducted to it also..But i sure as hell dont wana loose touch screens...

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