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    I need to relocate my head unit. I was considering inside the 'cubby hole' behind my gear stick. I read the manual for my head unit and it says i shouldnt have the HU at an angle >30 degrees to the horizontal or the CD wont play. I've run the CD at 90 degrees with no problems BUT will i have problems in the long run? The head unit is out of warranty but I still dont want it to fall apart due to odd bearing loads etc.

    J

  • #2
    if it don't skip it's probably ok....
    MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

    first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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    • #3
      OK, groovy Its having to move due to my 12" portrait LCD You inspired me when i couldnt find anywhere to put it in landscape orientation lol.

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      • #4


        portrait is cool... it's almost like having dual screens...
        MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

        first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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        • #5
          You MIGHT have problems, the unit is designed to take horizontal shocks, not vertical ones, so it's possible you may have load/unload problems as well as read problems sooner or later.

          Not saying it's guaranteed, but it's definitely possible.

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          • #6
            Defenitely don't mount your HU vertically. A friend of mine had his tucked into his dash assembly while he was getting a new dashboard made for his mustang. His head unit failed after 2 weeks of having it tucked into an upward position. Now he wishes he had just left it disconnected. Trust me it MIGHT NOT take a dump on you, but I wouldn't take the chance.
            Check out the updates. Project 2003 Dakota worklog: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85490


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            • #7
              I would expect it to skip if it had issues before it started failing...

              I had one in a center console almost 90% straight up & it lasted a few years... when I pulled it out it still was working fine...
              MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

              first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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              • #8
                Hmmm looks like my project is on hold anyway as I cant get my screen to rotate The trident graphics chipset cant handle it and i dont have another spare laptop to use

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                • #9
                  search for "portrait display software" there are third party apps that will give you this... one I think i remember is pivot something...
                  MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

                  first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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                  • #10
                    I spotted irotate and a few others but they all require the graphics driver to be compatible. I'm writing this on a linux box rotated 90 CCW as it makes my coding easier if i can see the whole page but again, it requires a compatible graphics card and i cant chose that on a laptop install

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                    • #11
                      I'm so used to portrait mode that I even run my desktop that way now
                      MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

                      first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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                      • #12
                        http://www.jbuckle.homeip.net/port.jpg



                        Now just got to test (and buy) the pivot software on/for my carputer.

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