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Please help me with connecting system to speakers!

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  • Please help me with connecting system to speakers!

    Yes, I have read many of the FAQ's and tons of other threads, but I am still confused. I would really appreciate help on building my Carputer. I have a toshiba satellite laptop with a broken screen that can use s-video output to an external monitor. I want to use a 7" in-dash screen for my 2006 mustang (which has the shaker 500 sound system). If I mount the laptop in the trunk do I just run a s-video cord to the in dash screen? Do I just use a power inverter to power the laptop? What do I use to hook up the indash screen to my stock speakers? Do I need an extra amp to power the speakers? What will control the speakers? Sorry for asking so many questions, and I have searched for answers.

  • #2
    Your system will suck with S-video. It will be fuzzy and disappointing.
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    • #3
      is your laptop's vga out broken as well? I have seen toshiba sattelites and they have all had vga out as far as I know. You would probably have to use an inverter to power the laptop although there is the off chance you could use a dedicated supply depending on what the voltage of the power adapter is. But an inverter is probably the safest bet. I dont know enough about your sound system to say how to hook that up though.


      • #4
        For the Audio you will need this AUX-IN adapter. I believe it uses the "AUX" button on the front of your radio.

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