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  • CarPC and HD, How close can it be to my 12" Subwoofer?

    My CarPC box and harddrive are right next to my Subwoofer box. Is this bad?
    Yes, the magnet is huge and magnets are not good for pcs, but I'm sure there is a tolerable level of magnetic interference.
    SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
    GPSing - Digital Speedo
    Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
    Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

  • #2
    This may sound pretty absurd, but you probably won't have any problem at all. I argued this point with a friend who is a professional TV and VCR repair man, and he assured me that magnets aren't as bad for PC's as we have all been taught. So I told him to put his money where his mouth is. He left a bulk tape eraser (very powerful electromagnet) lying on top of a Western Digital hard drive in the case of his PC for a week with it running. He used the PC every day, and, amazingly enough, never had one bit of problem from the system. I've been working on computers for years (I've built almost 2100 and repaired thousands more), and I've always been taught that magnets were a no-no around PC's, but now I'm beginning to doubt. Of course, YMMV.
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    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -- Frank Zappa

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    • #3
      I think it has to be pretty strong and direct to erase the HD's.

      So if the FBI come's breaking into my house, all those large magnets I saved up won't help erase my HD's? lol j/k
      SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
      GPSing - Digital Speedo
      Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
      Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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      • #4
        What's YMMV?
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        GPSing - Digital Speedo
        Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
        Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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        • #5
          Your Mileage May Vary.

          (your experience may be different, what worked for others might not work for you, take it with a grain of salt, lots of different factors give lots of different results, always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident....oops, got carried away)
          www.bradleyjacobs.com

          There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -- Frank Zappa

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          • #6
            OK, well it booted Linux up just now, so I guess it's werking. The linux was a install from my Dell Laptop and not even the carpc, but it recognized new hardware and got rid of some hardware and booted right into Redhat desktop.

            Linux rocks.
            SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
            GPSing - Digital Speedo
            Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
            Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LESLIEx317537
              OK, well it booted Linux up just now, so I guess it's werking. The linux was a install from my Dell Laptop and not even the carpc, but it recognized new hardware and got rid of some hardware and booted right into Redhat desktop.

              Linux rocks.

              How dare I not post a pic?
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              GPSing - Digital Speedo
              Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
              Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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              • #8
                where's that mysterious IDE cable going?
                car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                • #9
                  just read the other topic

                  15 foot IDE, using for about 2 years now, WOrks perfect.
                  holly mother of god. If you should find any more of them for $16 let me know
                  car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                  • #10
                    The IDE goes up to my Glovebox.

                    I took it out of my old car and put it in this one. I hope to get a DVD-ROM/CD-RW slim style and stick it in the glovebox. I have a Pioneer slot load biggie desktop one now. I havent tested the DVD ROM cable in this car yet, that's tomrorow. I just tested the hardware and stuff tonihgt, All looks smooth. Very happy.
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                    GPSing - Digital Speedo
                    Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
                    Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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                    • #11
                      Lights Out:
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                      GPSing - Digital Speedo
                      Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
                      Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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                      • #12
                        My sub box is pushed right up against the computer. Or the other way around depending on point of view. Works perfect.
                        1993 BMW 325is - 15.2sec

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                        • #13
                          How funny I have alot of extra subbox's from old installs laying around my garage...

                          I might just use one of them for the carputer lol

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                          • #14
                            Sub boxes are great.

                            I think they are better looking then Plexi cases.

                            Plexi cases are too sharp and plastic looking for a trunk.
                            SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
                            GPSing - Digital Speedo
                            Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
                            Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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                            • #15
                              hmm yea cool. probly would have filled that hole first tho

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