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    Hi all,

    Nearly finished the carpc project now but i'm experiencing some interference through my amp - I've narrowed it down to the indash touchscreen, as soon as i disconnect the VGA and USB lead the whining stops.
    How should I go about correcting the problem would I need to simply ground the touchscreen chassis or the actual USB and VGA connectors?

    Cheers

  • #2
    Have you disconnected the VGA and USB lines seperately? Do they cause noise when either is connected or do they both have to be connected?

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    • #3
      From what I remember it done it which ever was still plugged in - so the touchscreen appears to be trying to ground through both of them.

      Cheers

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      • #4
        have you tried to more the ground to a better location? how is the screen powered?
        New System in progress:
        M10k
        Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
        Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
        Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
        Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
        Transflective Xenarc

        My Car Pc Install
        My Boat Pc worklog

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        • #5
          At the moment the touchscreen is powered via the ISO connector where the headunit normally plugs in. Haven't tested another ground as of yet because I'm back at work today
          Would grounding the chassis of the touchscreen do anything (as well as the normal GND cable on the ISO connector?
          or would it need to relocate the GND on the connector block to somewhere on the body ?

          Cheers

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          • #6
            the chasis is most likely plastic, right? so that wont work. i would first try another ground piont. it doesn't have to be pretty for testing. just grab some wire and attatch it to the ground lead and test different spots. if the noise goes away then you know you have to dig into the tool box for some wire brushes or sand paper and get that baby a good ground. (a good test area to ground a wire to is the door catch or the main seatbelt bolt)
            New System in progress:
            M10k
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
            Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
            Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
            Transflective Xenarc

            My Car Pc Install
            My Boat Pc worklog

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            • #7
              The chassis of the actual screen is metal (as its a din sized in dash one) but I will have a go at playing with the ground on the back first and see what happens.
              Cheers

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              • #8
                I had noise on my line as i am always redoing the system i didnt fix it right away. I had relocated some amps and rewired a bunch of things. I ran some cheap *** rca cables to my amp running my highs. So yesterday i grabed my good pair of RCA cables and the noise is now gone.

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                • #9
                  he already norrowed down where the problem is though. it's not induced noise from the rca's.
                  New System in progress:
                  M10k
                  Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                  Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                  Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                  Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                  Transflective Xenarc

                  My Car Pc Install
                  My Boat Pc worklog

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                  • #10
                    Scott_fx is right in checking diff ground locations. I would suggest just taking a decent ga. piece of wire and connect one end to your screens ground and the other to the same location where you grounded your amp. If the whine stops then route the wire under the carpet and such but don't waste time hiding wire until you find a loc that gives you the least whine.

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