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  • 98 Volvo S70 ITX Worklog

    Here is my progress so far with my stock stereo and LCD screen, the LCD screen doesn't sit flush in my double din and i might have a custom dash made for it ($200) est.

    Let me know what you think.






    ↑The above pictures are of the stock stereo that came in my 98 Volvo S70 GLT↑






    ↑These above pictures are me connecting my touchscreen monitor to my wife's notebook for testing purposes↑





    ↑These pictures are to give you a detailed view of the LCD in the frame and how i was able to get the VGA connector to fit↑




    ↑These pictures are my stock stereo completely gutted↑










    ↑These images are to show how i connected my IR sensor (InferRed) even though it's lens is in the wrong location which cause my frame to kind of bend so i will be fixing that↑








    These images are my motherboard installed into the stock stereo, i used a 7" x 7" piece of plastic to mount my motherboard to and the plastic to the frame. I used rubber grommets to kind of make it shock proof, same on the hard drive mounted above the CPU.

    SPECS:
    G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
    ZOTAC GF6100-E-E AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
    AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
    Lilliput 629GL-70NP/C/T monitor
    Silver Double Din ABS Frame For Lilliput 669GL
    and i have a M4-ATX 250W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
    Never accept STOCK equipment.

  • #2
    nice.
    I'm new to this carpc stuff, but the old IR sensor doesn't have to be removed when you solder the new one?
    I have mounted mine 90 deg. off compared to yours, along side the big plastic bracket.
    I have the 669hb, not sure how much difference is between the two, but on mine I had to cut off half from the riser of the h bracket and the frame risers to make more room. the switch board I had to install it on the back of the lcd board, holes almost match up and used some plastic risers.
    I wonder why did you install the mobo on a plastic sheet?

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    • #3


      Originally posted by tibimakai View Post
      nice.
      I'm new to this carpc stuff, but the old IR sensor doesn't have to be removed when you solder the new one?
      I have mounted mine 90 deg. off compared to yours, along side the big plastic bracket.
      I have the 669hb, not sure how much difference is between the two, but on mine I had to cut off half from the riser of the h bracket and the frame risers to make more room. the switch board I had to install it on the back of the lcd board, holes almost match up and used some plastic risers.
      I wonder why did you install the mobo on a plastic sheet?
      No the old one does not need to be removed, i have since adjusted the position of my IR sensor (ill update my pics).
      Put some of your pics on here id love to see what you have.

      I used a plastic sheet to mount my mobo on because i didn't want it to come in contact with the metal case and short out my mobo.
      Never accept STOCK equipment.

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      • #4
        I don't have pictures yet, but if it will work, I will take some.
        for now I've just assembled it in a box made by me(did not came out that nice that I hoped), but I'm still waiting on some hardware, maybe I will get them next month(holidays and next week I'm moving to another city, no money). I still need an amp(thinking about Amp 9) and a gps receiver. I may replace the memory with a 2GB one also.
        I have a single core Intel Atom board and it's not really fast to my liking.
        I'm planning an all in one unit, I will put everything in this box(DD). I see a potential problem already, I don't have room for any case fan. I have increased the heat sink and the fan of the GPU to a 60mm fan/Pentium lll heat sink and transfered the GPU's heat sink/fan to the CPU to help with the cooling. CPU it was passively cooled with a little heat sink. I've got some fan dust shields which I still have to install on the top cover, above the fans. I need to make some cutouts for them. I have also purchased from Ebay some 40x40mm stick on heatsinks (2 pcs)and I have installed them on the HDD.
        right now I'm concentrating on the monitor cable, it's way to long. I have purchased some plugs from digikey, got some shielded wires from work and I will need to figure out the pin out for the 669HB 9 pin connector and the USB connector and make the cable.
        I have installed the HD radio adapter in the box, the M2, HDD, MB, LCD.
        the HD radio is on the top of the step, HDD at the bottom of the step, a shelf on top of all this and under the shelf and above the HDD I have mounted the M2 up side down. on top of the shelf I have the mobo. I'm planning on installing the Amp9 on the top cover up side down, but it will be very close to the mobo, in fact there is some space behind the rear outputs of the mobo and the GPU and that space will be filled with the Amp9. I will see about noises or interferences, I may build a box for the amp.
        my box has a step at the bottom, so I have even less room then you and I think that I will manage to install everything in there, but I don't know how it will be with the interferences.
        right now it's working, but I haven't plugged in a speaker yet to test out for noises.
        by the way I used to have a Volvo a couple of years ago, it was one of my favorite cars, it was an 88' 760T. it looked much nicer then a 740, and had the 940/960 interior. all the plastic parts below the bumpers were painted. it was in excelent condition until somebody rear ended me. it didn't even have a scratch on it. I had a nice stereo sytem in it(~$3500), nice alarm unit too.

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        • #5
          Well if you want to save some money you could just use a 3rd party cd player with an aux in and plug that into your mobo, it will amplify the sound and still sound good.
          just a thought until you can afford a nice amp
          Never accept STOCK equipment.

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          • #6
            More PICS!!














            ↑The above pictures are my carputer almost finished and the below images are of my double din slot in my car and the glovebox.↓





            Never accept STOCK equipment.

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            • #7
              I have a Kenwood DNX5120 nav unit stereo, but that is not made by me
              nicely done the lcd frame bracket to the case. you were very lucky that you could do that.
              the Amp9 it's about $63, it's not expensive, but we have to buy furniture for about $2000 and my wife it's not working.(I'm working since October, I wasn't working for over 1,4 year)

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              • #8
                Looking good (:

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                • #9
                  New PICS!!

                  Ok so i kind of remodeled the layout to make everything fit nicely, check it out!!





                  Ok so the first two are the carputer how its looking ATM.









                  The above images are of the lid of my carputer with my powersupply and hard drive mounted with Plexiglas.









                  These above images are of the lid intact.



                  This image is my carputer 98% done
                  Never accept STOCK equipment.

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                  • #10
                    Well it appears that the cords sticking out the back take up to much space and it will not fit all the way into my double din slot, so im going to do what i had originally planned and make my glovebox the pc case

                    Ohh well it was worth a shot and fun at the same time lol ill update pics again soon.
                    Never accept STOCK equipment.

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                    • #11
                      right angle adaptors would not help?

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                      • #12
                        not enough for it to look good.
                        Never accept STOCK equipment.

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                        • #13
                          to look good?! who will see that?
                          that heater pipe it's in your way? which connector ha interference issues?
                          I have seen somebody who even removed the soldered connectors off of the motherboard and soldered the wires to the motherboard directly.
                          I haven't tested it yet if it would fit, but to be sure I will make all of my connections right angled.
                          my biggest connector is the serial one for the hd adapter, but they sell right angle adapter for that too.
                          I will make my cable for the monitor and I will use a solder on vga connector which is right angle.
                          I need to get some right angle usb cables or adapters and then I don't have anything sticking out to much.

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                          • #14
                            Nice! Shame that didn't work out building it into the radio case, that would have made for a nice clean install.
                            I have a 98 S70 GLT also that hopefully I'll get to installing a carpc soon in.

                            I like the glovebox idea, that's where I was figuring I'd probably mount mine. Psh, it's not like I have any gloves anyway!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Thorsteenster View Post
                              Nice! Shame that didn't work out building it into the radio case, that would have made for a nice clean install.
                              I have a 98 S70 GLT also that hopefully I'll get to installing a carpc soon in.

                              I like the glovebox idea, that's where I was figuring I'd probably mount mine. Psh, it's not like I have any gloves anyway!
                              The radio case idea probably would have worked if i went with a Pico-itx mobo or nano-itx but i like having more power and the glove box just holds a bunch of garbage anyways.
                              Never accept STOCK equipment.

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