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  • Hey guys need some help with carputer install

    My base is going to be a laptop since i had one lying around that i could use. a few things im stuck at, one how would i connect the car speakers and my subs to the laptop? two whats the best software to use.

  • #2
    you need a amp. and then you just use a 3.5mm to rca adapter cable to split the signal up to the different amps.

    what kind of software are you looking for?
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

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    • #3
      So a regular 4 ch amp for speakers then? How many watts? And like roadrunner whats the best one to use on it, thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Assy View Post
        So a regular 4 ch amp for speakers then? How many watts? And like roadrunner whats the best one to use on it, thanks
        also does it matter if i get a vga touch screen vs a usb one?

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        • #5
          Assy, check out my thread, similar idea, except i used a pc rather than laptop, and with the help of the great guys on mp3car, i think it worked out quite well.
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/newb...wbie-here.html
          For your touchscreen, it will use usb for the touch interface... the video to the screen will go through either d-sub, dvi, or hdmi

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sledge1 View Post
            Assy, check out my thread, similar idea, except i used a pc rather than laptop, and with the help of the great guys on mp3car, i think it worked out quite well.
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/newb...wbie-here.html
            For your touchscreen, it will use usb for the touch interface... the video to the screen will go through either d-sub, dvi, or hdmi
            oh i thought it all went from the usb, what monitor do you recomened

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            • #7
              ok i got my amp installed and ordered the gps dongle and the bluetooth also a usb hub. now would this be a good screen?

              http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CH0Q8wIwAQ

              and what would i use to turn the laptop charger on and off like a pc would?

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              • #8
                sorry, i missed your other posts--- stupid moderation que(not the fault of the mods, but the fault of the forum software for not showing it as a new unread post later on)...

                that screen doesn't have a touch screen. i recommend the lilliput 629, or lilliput 669. both have worked excellent for me.


                beware, usb-only screens will not display any info before the pc loads the desktop, so any pre-desktop errors will never show up.


                for power, the best solutions are to use a carnetix 1900, 2140, or dc-dc usb.
                My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                next project? subaru brz
                carpc undecided

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                • #9
                  damn that screen is 200

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Assy View Post
                    oh i thought it all went from the usb, what monitor do you recomened
                    Not the one you have shown above...
                    get one of the ones that are listed in the store here, which support touch control etc.. and that suits the size you need.
                    For me the one i got was perfect, though a transflective one would have been nicer
                    http://store.mp3car.com/Lilliput_619..._p/mon-001.htm
                    or
                    http://store.mp3car.com/Industrial_G..._p/mon-068.htm
                    though you would want to be very serious about it to get the second one.
                    There's a slightly cheaper sunlight readable one, but it only has a 60 day warranty = forget it
                    Last edited by Sledge1; 12-02-2011, 05:55 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sledge1 View Post
                      Not the one you have shown above...
                      get one of the ones that are listed in the store here, which support touch control etc.. and that suits the size you need.
                      For me the one i got was perfect, though a transflective one would have been nicer
                      http://store.mp3car.com/Lilliput_619..._p/mon-001.htm
                      or
                      http://store.mp3car.com/Industrial_G..._p/mon-068.htm
                      though you would want to be very serious about it to get the second one.
                      There's a slightly cheaper sunlight readable one, but it only has a 60 day warranty = forget it
                      thanks for the links but i was looking on ebay and came across this

                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/120813574274...84.m1438.l2649


                      looks good for the price what do you think


                      on a side note i hate waiting for my posts to show up lol

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                      • #12
                        that one looks fine-- i have seen that model pop up from time to time. no huge negatives as far as i can remember..
                        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                        "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                        next project? subaru brz
                        carpc undecided

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
                          that one looks fine-- i have seen that model pop up from time to time. no huge negatives as far as i can remember..
                          ok sweet ill go with that then thanks

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                          • #14
                            will the bluetooth work with the built in mic on the laptop? if it will ill remove it from the board and add some wire and move it

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