I'm a longtime electronic tech, but newbie to carputers.
Did my research and ordered $599 Beginner! package from Mp3Car. The items arrived at my home in great condition:
>carputer in VOOM case
>Lilliput 7" touchscreen (with lotsa nice accessories)
>Griifin Powermate controller
>4 USB hub
I also opted for MP3Car to install Streetdeck and XP..
On the bench, I powered the unit from 10amp 12 volt supply and it wouldn't do a thing, except make a slight clicking noise every 5 sec. I opened the case and found that the HD power and data cables had not been plugged into the HD; the clicking was CPU fan "bumping" on and off every 5 sec.
The M2-ATX power supply is not putting out any voltage, so I connected desktop ATX to the motha board; the CPU fan runs, but HD stays silent, monitor stays dark...
At present, I be pretty unhappy camper. Also, MP3Car didn't provide any restore or boot disks for XP, either. Sucks to be excited about a new endeavor and have it work out like this. I presently have a pretty dim view of MP3Car, mainly due to the MULTIPLE problems / defects.