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  • Nissan Xterra XPuter Stage 1

    Project Name: XPuter
    Car: 2001 Nissan Xterra
    Engine: Crappy No Power Nissan One


    Basic Stereo Information:
    Pioneer Double Din CD\Cassette
    MB Quart Components


    Xputer: Intel Pentium III 800
    Case: BookPC Case
    Power: 12 Volt DC-DC PSU
    Storage: 40 Gig IBM
    Sound: Built in Sound

    Misc. Information:
    Stage 1 of my Xputer Installation this weekend. Sorry about the pics not being so good. I am going to reshoot them when I clean up the wires.

    Pictures:
    Click Here for Pictures

    OKC-X

  • #2
    Nice work.
    A word of caution, some cities/states have laws about video that is viewable by the driver.
    Maybe a good idea to find out what if any apply in your area.

    Thanks for the pics
    TruckinMP3
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    • #3
      did you use power strip or anything like that to get a nice picture on that tft screen?
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      • #4
        TruckinMP3,

        Does that apply to just watching movies? I wondered if they enforced other things like games.

        hijinks21,

        I didnt end up having to use powerstrip. When I went into display setting(in control panel) and chose TV out for the display the next time it rebooted it filled the screen entirely.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OKC-X
          TruckinMP3,

          Does that apply to just watching movies? I wondered if they enforced other things like games.
          Depends on how the law is written: some indicate a screen is OK for navigation use but not for video in motion (movies/games)

          Also an enforcement choice for officers. Check so you know.
          TruckinMP3
          D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

          Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

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          • #6
            I know for Va if it's for Nav or radio functions it's fine...just don't let them catch you watching a movie or playing a game something like a $500 fine.
            Such is life....

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            • #7
              I have to say, that is one of the best I've ever seen NTSC display text - especially on such a small screen! Good Job.

              - Jeff
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              • #8
                Did you have to use a custom resolution? I bought a 7" widescreen too.

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                • #9
                  Mtlca401,

                  I cant remember what resolution I set it at. I will check for you and let you know.

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                  • #10
                    Nice install!

                    I've got an Xterra also and have been wondering about the best place to mount a computer.

                    How did you fit the mini-book PC under the seat?

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                    • #11
                      If I did it all over again I wouldnt use the BookPC again for the Xterra as the space under the seats is too restrictive. I had to hammer the hell out of the bottom of the xterra seat to get it to fit. I would use one of the Cappucino computers if I were to do it again.

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