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    Haven't been posting much lately but wanted to show my progress to date. Still a few things to do but it works well enough for now. Thanks to the folks on this board for the valuable help and information, that helped make this happen.

    http://home.maine.rr.com/lifeboat/Carputer/PC.htm

    Cheers!
    IEI PSB-4710, 1.5Ghz P4, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Lilliput 8" TS, M2-ATX, BU-353,
    Ikey SL75 keyboard, BT Mini Keyboard, WLAN, EVDO, IC-PCR100 (AM/FM/VHF), HQCT, Centrafuse 1.6...

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    Why did you give up on the DVD drive? Also, when you said that the noise filter didn't work as well as you expected, was there still audible whining?

    Cyanide

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    • #3
      I couldn't get the firewire adapter for the DVD to work under XP. I wanted to have the drive up front somewhere. My next box will be a mini-ITX under the driver seat, which will eliminate a lot of wiring runs and other BS.

      I think the noise is because the box is powered from the rear power port in the cargo area of my truck. I had it hooked straight to battery before and there was no noise, so I will probably go back to that.
      IEI PSB-4710, 1.5Ghz P4, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Lilliput 8" TS, M2-ATX, BU-353,
      Ikey SL75 keyboard, BT Mini Keyboard, WLAN, EVDO, IC-PCR100 (AM/FM/VHF), HQCT, Centrafuse 1.6...

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      • #4
        I have discovered that those little power outlets have HORRIBLE grounds. Mine whined like a girlfriend when I grounded it to the wire on one of those things
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        • #5
          i checked out your system. nice-looks like you put some time into it! what software do you use for your touchscreen. no right click? e-mail me and maybe i can help you out with that
          99.9% complete.

          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212327

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          • #6
            you are in Maine!? I never thought anyone else in this state even knew how to use a computer, that is until Angus gives all the kiddies iBooks! Well looks like you are out of here anyways, but I am in Bangor and am starting on project2 (for the new car), but am also heading west in the fall, to California. Just thought I would say hello and congrats on the system.
            Maxima - sold, carputer out of commission
            MR2 - purchased, TEC-2 is the carputer now :)

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            • #7
              Well I'm not originally from Maine, maybe that explains it!

              Thanks for the comments, good luck on your next project.
              IEI PSB-4710, 1.5Ghz P4, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Lilliput 8" TS, M2-ATX, BU-353,
              Ikey SL75 keyboard, BT Mini Keyboard, WLAN, EVDO, IC-PCR100 (AM/FM/VHF), HQCT, Centrafuse 1.6...

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              • #8
                No noise for me

                I had a little noise from my back port....grounded my MB to a bolt and I have 0 noise.

                I drive a 2001 Durango

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                • #9
                  That might work for me, since the case is plastic maybe the MB need a ground. I kind of thought it did that through the ATX power plug though...
                  IEI PSB-4710, 1.5Ghz P4, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Lilliput 8" TS, M2-ATX, BU-353,
                  Ikey SL75 keyboard, BT Mini Keyboard, WLAN, EVDO, IC-PCR100 (AM/FM/VHF), HQCT, Centrafuse 1.6...

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                  • #10
                    ground it!

                    that plug helps, but I took a piece of wire and put it underneath a screw that is on the MB...I have NO CASE.....then I attached it to a bolt...its best if it does nothave any paint or anything on it

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