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    can i just use my laptop rather then a little carputer? i am going to use a in dash motorized screen, and i would like to have GPS and Bluetooth, i drive a 78 duster so the wiring should be fun and simple haha but i need to know how would i run my car's audio to the laptop im just going to run a real simple low amped system for now no subs or any thing just OEM i think, but i need to know how to get some audio hooked up, and what do i need to do to power it all?

  • #2
    pfft....a laptop? that would be extremely difficult......there is no possible way you'd ever be able to do that....unless you design laptops and power controllers for a living. If you're not an electrical engineer, i'd suggest you find a new hobby.
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    • #3
      ill just buy a complete carputer then, but i need to know a simple way to run my audio which is OEM in a 78 duster to the pc

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      • #4
        There have been quite a few laptop installs.

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        • #5
          I dont know what emotiocon to use, lol
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          • #6
            I considered using a laptop also. I can't see why it wouldn't work!!! Use a docking station and powersupply for it.

            Mine wakes up from standby in 3sec, much faster than any other PC I have tried. And it wakes on USB, so I would be able to just touch the screen and have it wake!

            What am I missing?? Why would one need to be an electrical engineer!???

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            • #7
              omfg
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              • #8
                maybe i should stop picking on the n00bs
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                • #9
                  haha i just want to do the most simplest carputer set up, im only using it for music,dvd,and nav MABEY bluetooth, i just dont know hoe to power it and hookup volume

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                  • #10
                    search the forum, try to find a dc-dc power adapter for your laptop, and look into standalone shutdown controllers, as you will not want the system running while your car is off.
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                    Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
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                    • #11
                      Search the FAQs to learn how.

                      Easiest was for sound is to go to RCA in (on your headunit or amp), easiest way to power it is an auto adapter. Startup with car is tough for laptops, search for some workarounds. Shutdown is easy via power controls.

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                      • #12
                        how does this look to you guys?
                        http://www.modigy.com/kitorder.html
                        would it just be ez er to buy a unit with everything i need? rather the try to use my laptop, and is this set up something i could have installed at a custom car electronics place

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                        • #13
                          couldnt i just run a PC speaker system, im not lookin for any thing thats gonna blow the panties off of girls i just want a crisp system i know alot of really good 6pc speaker sets?

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                          • #14
                            your....gonna use PC speakers in your car?.....k
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                            • #15
                              thats probably one of the dumbest "kits" i've ever seen.

                              first of all inverters are highly in-efficient,....you've got a laptop.....designed to take dc-dc.....why bring AC into the picture ....if you've already got a DC source?

                              secondly.....no shutdown controller.
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