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  • Powering EBY701 from M4-ATX

    Hello,
    I just installed my carputer today... I have the m4-atx set to normal psu mode and when i crank my car the computer starts up fine, except the monitor. The monitor is powered via the black and yellow 12v from on of the atx plugs. The black and white wire is connected to the yellow and the wire with words is connected to the black ground. Anyways, when the car starts the monitor is off, when i power the monitor on with the remote the monitor lights blink once then the computer cuts off. Shouldn't the 12 rail from the M4 be more than enough to power a 701. The only other thing on the rail is a 40 gig laptop drive. The monitor powered on fine with the ac adapter.

    Please Help!!!

    EDIT : forgot to mention... my motherboard is a ZOTAC IONITX-D-E which has atom n330 and ION chipset. But I think the M4 should still be powerfull enough to handle the mobo, hard drive, and a 701.

  • #2
    Your wireing?

    If you give the monitor power from somewhere else (just to the battery/fuse block..or a cigarette adapter) and go through the start the car . . .what happens?
    PDP1170/TRS80/Atari800XL/Amiga500/286/486/P2/P4/C2D/i7 still a newb (but an old newb, been doing this a while) working my way up to "Complete Newb"

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    • #3
      The monitor works absolutely fine when pluged in via the cig adapter that came with it, just not the m4. Could i use the 4 pin cpu connector since my mobo doesn't use it?

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      • #4
        TTT have the exact same hardware with the exact problem

        any updates ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rubiks View Post
          The monitor works absolutely fine when pluged in via the cig adapter that came with it, just not the m4. Could i use the 4 pin cpu connector since my mobo doesn't use it?
          Yes.

          Originally posted by topkick View Post
          TTT have the exact same hardware with the exact problem

          any updates ?
          Honestly... Put a couple brain cells together and think about what in the PC uses 12v....

          You could use the 12v P4 power connector for the monitor, as Rubiks suggested.
          If your motherboard requires the P4 power connector, tap into a 4-pin molex HDD power connector.
          If you don't know what you're doing or have any doubts, print this thread out and take the whole setup to a geekier buddy than you. Make sure he's got a soldering iron and heatshrink tubing.
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



          Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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          • #6
            the m4 is sensing the extra load and going into protection mode it sounds like

            my m2 did that, with a much more power hungry system then yours. eb701 as well, it might have a high spike when it turns on or something. anyway, my solution ended up being unplugging the power supply from battery. unplug all usb and pci cards, unplug everything from the motherboard you dont need. hook power back up to m2, boot the pc, let it go into windows, shut down again and then plug everything back in. dont ask me why it worked for me, it just did. not a single problem since.

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            • #7
              Jeezus...this is like my 4th post tonight concerning M2's and M4's...
              Doesn't anyone research threads before buying these pieces of ****??

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