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    I just finish my installation last night, tell me what you think..
    Can't get the FM tuner to work, Xenarc display doesn't stretch throughout the screen(800X600).There's a slight hissing sound when the computer is turned off but goes away when the computer boots up.
    Attached Files
    BMW 330ci
    CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
    OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
    Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
    TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
    GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56187[/URL] ER

  • #2
    Here are some additional Pictures
    Attached Files
    BMW 330ci
    CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
    OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
    Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
    TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
    GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56187[/URL] ER

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    • #3
      that looks real clean man. i'd like to see some night far shots though. i envy you for having a standard bmw
      2008 Civic... Sound system... then carputer install...
      WORK IN PROGRESS

      If you look at my avatar closely, you can see a chick with two big knockers....

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      • #4
        You have pics of the car?
        Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
        Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
        Need GPS / Aux Input / WiFi

        My Corolla Computer

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        • #5
          I'll try to post more pictures... ASAP, Stay tuned
          BMW 330ci
          CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
          OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
          Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
          TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
          GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56187[/URL] ER

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JKnoxxville
            I just finish my installation last night, tell me what you think..
            Can't get the FM tuner to work, Xenarc display doesn't stretch throughout the screen(800X600).There's a slight hissing sound when the computer is turned off but goes away when the computer boots up.
            I thought the Xenarc resolution was 800x480? You're not using PowerStrip to get the native resolution?

            As far as the hissing, maybe the AMP is powered up all the time, even when the PC isn't? What configuration is the sound system? Are you using a shutdown controller?

            Nice screen molding, looks good. Did you do this yourself?
            My install log
            My "selling entire system" thread

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            • #7
              Yeah some amps automatically increase the input gain until they can get a signal, so if there's no signal coming they get louder and the hiss your hear is the noise an amp produces.

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              • #8
                how do you turn on the laptop???
                my carputer

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Enforcer
                  Show it pictures of another laptop with it's cover off






                  where's the picture? Can you power it on remotely? or you have to open the laptop and hit the power button?
                  my carputer

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Enforcer
                    Show it pictures of another laptop with it's cover off





                    Make sure it has USB ports as built in floppy drives can cause problems with the hard drives this way, they tend not to work as well.

                    Terran
                    My Project Site

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Enforcer
                      Show it pictures of another laptop with it's cover off






                      & he didn't get it!
                      MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

                      first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Hark
                        I thought the Xenarc resolution was 800x480? You're not using PowerStrip to get the native resolution?

                        As far as the hissing, maybe the AMP is powered up all the time, even when the PC isn't? What configuration is the sound system? Are you using a shutdown controller?

                        Nice screen molding, looks good. Did you do this yourself?
                        No i'm not using powerstrip, right now im using 1024x768 reoslution, I adjusted the Fonts to be bigger. The hissing was solved, I went to a local stereo shop and bought a filter for one of the RCA connections. I just shutdown the laptop in a normal way that you would on a desktop. Turning it on is not too bad becoz the laptop has an ext. switch on the side. About the screen molding i had it done via fiberglass guys near where i live. The screen molding is configured to hold the whole xenarc screen without taking it apart, coz i want to save the warranty. Big problem though when im driving in the day i can't really see a thing on the screen coz of the [email protected] glare.. What can u suggest?
                        BMW 330ci
                        CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
                        OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
                        Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
                        TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
                        GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

                        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56187[/URL] ER

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by CapitaineFritz
                          You have pics of the car?
                          Here's some pics of the car:
                          Attached Files
                          BMW 330ci
                          CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
                          OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
                          Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
                          TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
                          GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56187[/URL] ER

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by wei2cool
                            how do you turn on the laptop???
                            there's a switch in the side of the laptop so i dont have to open the top.
                            BMW 330ci
                            CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
                            OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
                            Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
                            TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
                            GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

                            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56187[/URL] ER

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