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    Hey all,

    Firstly would like to say, awesome forum. I've been a silent voyeur of the forums for quite some time now.

    Here's my setup for my intended build.

    -Hardware-
    IBM Thiinkpad T22
    USB2 PCMCIA Card
    DLink Wireless PCMCIA Card
    USB Bluetooth adapter
    Voyager-Systems 5.6" Screen

    -Software-
    A Tiny version of Win XP
    RoadRunner front-end

    I'm a techy at heart and love to get my hands dirty and burnt with a soldering iron.

  • #2
    is the t22 a p3?

    Looks good though! What are you planning on doing with it?
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    • #3
      Yeah Spec of my T22 is:

      Intel Mobile Pentium III 900 MHz
      S3 Savage IX8+ video controller with 8MB
      14.1" TFT display with 1024x768 resolution
      256 MB PC-100 memory
      20GB 2.5" HDD
      CS4624B/CS4297A Audio controller
      Intel PRO/100 SP Mobile Combo Adapter
      2x Type II CardBus slots or (1) type III

      I currently have 2 problems with it so my plan is to fix those first.

      1. Batteries do not charge. I've tried 2 different batteries and 2 different ac adapters but no joy.
      2. I cant get the S-video to output to the Voyager screen which has an AV 3.5mm jack input.

      My overall objective is to have something that is all in one.
      - Music
      - Movies
      - TV
      - Internet
      - Email
      - GPS
      - Mobile Phone control (Making, recieving calls, reading, writing txt msgs etc)

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      • #4
        the voyager screen doesn't have VGA input?
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        • #5
          the voyager screen doesn't have VGA input?
          No, its an old screen from an in car vhs player. I havent looked at the actual PCB yet to see if it will accept RGB inputs though.

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          • #6
            Judging by your name, i assume you don't want to buy a lilliput and put that in?
            Love

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            • #7
              Nah I enjoy the challenge of making what I have work.

              Sad I know!

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              • #8
                It might run a little slow with such a small amount of memory...
                All of the use's you are aiming for will be big on mem usage.

                But I am sure you'll get the bug like many on here and quickly start upgrading :-)
                BMW E46 (year 2000)
                CARPC installed and working!!

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                • #9
                  Quality of the screen will also suffer a lot but to each his own!
                  Love

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                  • #10
                    Memory will be an issue. The max the laptop can manager is 512mb which should be enough. I wont be running all the services at the same time. Mobile services will be running continuously. Other than that, no more than 2 others will run at the same time. For example; Mobile+Music+GPS or Mobile+Web+Music etc.

                    Anyone know how to successfully output S-video signal to an AV 3.5mm jack on a 5.6" screen? Video is NOT my strong point.

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                    • #11
                      well i think you're going to want to get up to that 512 mb point.

                      As for the s-video question, you might be able to run a series of adapters that go from s-video to RCA video then to your 3.5mm jack. I would just google a bunch of adapters.

                      example:

                      (http://www.svideo.com/3avw3506.html)
                      Love

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                      • #12
                        That's the method I'm currently working with.

                        S-Video Cable --> S-video to Composite adapter --> Composite to 3.5mm cable.

                        The onboard graphics is an S3 Savage IX but the TV settings are greyed out as if it cant deted the screen.

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                        • #13
                          wait, so can you get it to switch to your s-video screen or not?
                          Love

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                          • #14
                            No I can't. All settings relating to TV out are greyed out and cant be chaged/turned on etc.

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                            • #15
                              hmm, that usually means the computer didn't find a valid video signal to send it to. Can you try hooking it up to a normal TV just to make sure you cables aren't bad?
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