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    Hi,

    Bit of a strange one, just connected my usb reseller ibus interface into the ibus port, and usb to the laptop (which is in the boot)

    Get in the car, and the screen dies...

    go back to the boot and the laptop has died, with a burning smell from the usb port i connected it to?

    The laptop wont power on even on mains, it was running from a dc car adapor designed for the laptop

    Is this even possible??? I always thought usb had surge protection on it
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  • #2
    Old laptops do not have surge protection on USB ports
    Car pc integration with ease
    Car mediacenter

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    • #4
      Originally posted by jbors View Post
      Old laptops do not have surge protection on USB ports
      Is it even possible that the ibus caused it?, tho it is one hell of a coincidence it was just as i plugged it in, and got back in the car

      Theres a burn smell only the side of the usb, the hole where the power was plugged in is fine, no smell, and it still has a green light on the pack...
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      • #5
        Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
        That is not good.

        Wonder what caused it.

        What laptop was it?
        It's a crappy old Sony Vaio FX-401 which i beefed up.

        I think its the ibus that done it, may be i got the wrong pins, there is a +12v on one of the pins, there is a chance i got them wrong, and it fried the laptop via the usb port. The reason why i was messing with it is i found if the computer was off, the indictators (including the buzzer that clicks when you press the turn switch), dash lights (the one with the speedometer in !) did not light up unless i unplugged the ibus interface board, quite dangerours

        its only been in the car a week!
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        • #7
          Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
          Shi!t, time to change the signature then
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          • #8
            the ibus has three wires. GND, IBUS and V+. If I remember right, the IBUS line itself is 12v.

            It may be possible that the 12v being the wrong way with the ibus line, along with an engine crank, could send a great zap down the line!
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            [BMW E31 850CSi]|[BMW E39 535i]|[BMW HVAC Research]|[IBUS Scrolling Text]|[BMPuter]|[Velocity]|[TomTom]|[Vision]|[Space Navigator Driver]|[Super Fast Boot]

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            • #9
              Originally posted by sama View Post
              the ibus has three wires. GND, IBUS and V+. If I remember right, the IBUS line itself is 12v.

              It may be possible that the 12v being the wrong way with the ibus line, along with an engine crank, could send a great zap down the line!
              I had the ignition on acc, then i did start the engine once i got in the car.

              Any chance you have a pic of the correct placement of the pins, i was experimentingt cos i was gettin strange behaiour from the car when the pc was off

              Thanks

              PS: Just in case it could have been the DC adaptor heres the model i was using http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/sony-vai...0693-3-ac9.htm
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              • #10
                If you shorted bus line you will get strange behavior for sure.
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                • #11
                  Originally posted by jbors View Post
                  If you shorted bus line you will get strange behavior for sure.
                  But only when the board was connected to the ibus line?

                  When i unplug it everythings normal
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                  • #12
                    image attached
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                    [BMW E31 850CSi]|[BMW E39 535i]|[BMW HVAC Research]|[IBUS Scrolling Text]|[BMPuter]|[Velocity]|[TomTom]|[Vision]|[Space Navigator Driver]|[Super Fast Boot]

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                    • #13
                      So only using the circled pins like so: ?

                      Also where do you hide the chip?
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                      • #14
                        yep, ibus to yello and white, 12v to red/green and gnd to brown.

                        use a small box of somesort. perhaps even a matchbox
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                        [BMW E31 850CSi]|[BMW E39 535i]|[BMW HVAC Research]|[IBUS Scrolling Text]|[BMPuter]|[Velocity]|[TomTom]|[Vision]|[Space Navigator Driver]|[Super Fast Boot]

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                        • #15
                          If you connected your ibus line onto the NTSC pin, it will have shorted for certain!
                          I have done this in the past with an old board!!!
                          Sounds very similar to your problems, nothing worked and there was a burning smell :-(

                          Only good thing that come out of it, was I bought some new faster kit...
                          BMW E46 (year 2000)
                          CARPC installed and working!!

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