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    Whats up everybody. Just wanted to share my mini install. I'm still tweaking alot of things, but overall its in and running great. My power supply is the P1900. I have to say my inverter whined like crazy. This thing sounds perfect not one bit of static in the audio at all. I'm really happy with it. Have to be careful with the sequencing, but I'm working on solutions.

    Check it out. Let me know what you guys think.
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    Originally posted by maxipad96
    Whats up everybody. Just wanted to share my mini install. I'm still tweaking alot of things, but overall its in and running great. My power supply is the P1900. I have to say my inverter whined like crazy. This thing sounds perfect not one bit of static in the audio at all. I'm really happy with it. Have to be careful with the sequencing, but I'm working on solutions.

    Check it out. Let me know what you guys think.
    Those pics are too dark! From what I can see it looks good, congrats!
    Carputer status: [-*---------]
    Im thinking laptop...

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    • #3
      Looks good on the console:-) Please try to take some pictures of your setup in some light or flash, and where its installed, etc. Helps out the community in getting ideas for their own setup:-)
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      • #4
        Looks very good, but too dark.

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        • #5
          Looks really nice! You really need to post some day pics!
          Renault Megane...the OEM look

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          • #6
            What HU is that? Did you have to custom program it to say Mac Mini? Do you find the itunes usable on a touchscreen?

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            • #7
              Thanks for all of the compliments. Sorry for the picture quality. I was so excited when I finished my install last night, I couldn't help myself. I will snap some daytime pics shortly. If it clears up today definatly.

              The head unit I run is the Pioneer-P5000MP. It has an auxilary input and allows you to name the auxilary. Pretty simple and looks damn slick.

              Touchscreen isn't horrible w/ itunes. I think only in certain circumstances am I going to be actually looking for particular songs. I think that I will mostly be using the iShuffle feature. I've gotten used to the OSX interface w/ touchscreen. I've been using macs for years now though, so nothing really new just learning to use the touchscreen. I really need to get a bluetooth keyboard to make things a little easier.

              More pics to come.

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              • #8
                Maxi,
                This thing sounds perfect not one bit of static in the audio at all
                Mac seems to have done a MUCH better job of audio than the PC world. I'm glad to hear you're not having noise problems now.
                Have to be careful with the sequencing, but I'm working on solutions.
                Keep us posted on what your issues and resolutions are. Also let us know if you try "sleep" for an extended period of time.

                Thanks for the feedback.
                MikeH

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                • #9
                  What kind of screen is it? Any pics of the install process?

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                  • #10
                    Daytime Pics...

                    Enjoy.

                    MikeH.
                    As far as sequencing goes. What I mean is, if I want the Mac to fully shutdown and go through the shutdown process, the P1900 has no idea thats what I just did. So when I manually shut down then hit the ignition, the mac boots up when the car is turned off.... now doing the opposite of what I want it to do. I can't think of anything other than the "valet switch".
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                    • #11
                      that is a sick install. very very good job.

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                      • #12
                        Maxi,

                        Great install! Very impressive.

                        Since (from what I can discern) the only way to "properly" shut down the mini is via the screen menu selections. So if you don't want to enter sleep when you turn off the ingition you are left with the following options:

                        1) Go thru the screen menu commands each time you want to shut down the system. You'll then need a "power button disconnect switch" to isolate the un-wanted power button command from the P1900. This would simply be a single pole switch in series with the power button cable/command from the P1900. It is similar to the "valet switch' but on the output side of the P1900 instead of the input side. I'll post a diagram shortly.
                        2) Write a script that you can execute from a "shutdown" icon on the screen when you want to shut down prior to removing power. This, in conjuction with a "power button disconnect switch" will "properly" shut down the Mac.
                        3) Leave your P1900 jumper in the "hibernate" postion. This will initially put the Mac in sleep, then 60 seconds later abruptly remove power. Obviously (from the "official" recommendations) not desirable. However, from what some people are saying, they have done this for an extended period of time with no apparent adverse effects.

                        Anyway, great work. Keep it up!

                        Edit: modified diagram with "power button disconnect switch" posted HERE.
                        MikeH

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                        • #13
                          Now that is muuuuuch nicer.... Awesome install!
                          Carputer status: [-*---------]
                          Im thinking laptop...

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                          • #14
                            Sweet looking dash, HU, car...well, sweet looking everything!!! Congrats!
                            Renault Megane...the OEM look

                            The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                            • #15
                              awesome install

                              awesome install !!

                              one word of caution, ensure the mini is VERY SECURE. You dont want to be wearing it should you have to stop suddenly or have an accident....suspect the only secure way might be a 'strap' of some kind which securely attaches it. I have seen a video camera go flying thru a window in a shunt with entire inside/mount etc still securely attached to the car.

                              YMMV

                              again great install
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