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    ok guys i have a mazda protege5 (wagon) and i wanted to install a new carputer i built. my problem is this as follows: i have a double din dash and i wanted a screen which will cover the entire 2 dins.(that solved). i have 3 JL 10W7s which will go in the back with their amp.(that solved) what do i use to power my sides? another amp? ok in regards to power how did you solve the battery drainage problem... i don't want my battery drained... space wont be a problem going to run the entire computer to the back of the car.with just a DVDRW on the front area somehwere... i know alot of extensions!!!


    anyhow any advice would be greatly appriciated.
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    Mazda Protege5

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    1. What pc car you using?
    2. Yes, you will need some sort of amp or headunit to push your "side" speakers. If you run a headunit you will need one with a aux input...but this will require you to relocate the head unit.
    3. As for battery drain...why is your battery going dead or are you worried abou this.
    4. What interface of DVDRW will you be putting up front? (IDE, USB, Firewire)
    5. Don't forget to search. There is tons of info on this site.
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    • #3
      You can buy a ATA to usb adapter on ebay for that DVDRW if its a fullsize DVDRW drive. Just an fyi
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      • #4
        Originally posted by PURDooM
        You can buy a ATA to usb adapter on ebay for that DVDRW if its a fullsize DVDRW drive. Just an fyi

        Not soo fast there sherlock! it wont work... its not a regular DVDRW, its a dell DVDRW which means nothing more to say.. and its not a regular ATA cable..
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        • #5
          And that, my friends, is why we tell people we need more information to assist in resolving these sorts of problems. There is no need to get all jumpy. You're the one that throws out a bare minimum of information and want a solution.
          And trying yourself with interpretive simleys doesn't help either.

          Let's start with the simple things:
          IS this Dell a desktop or a laptop?
          Is the DVDRW a slim drive, like for a laptop (since you say it's not full-size)?
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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          • #6
            If its a laptop drive, you could get one of these:

            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

            (I bought that one)

            That will convert it to ata, which in turn you can convert with another cable to usb...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by PURDooM
              If its a laptop drive, you could get one of these:

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

              (I bought that one)

              That will convert it to ata, which in turn you can convert with another cable to usb...
              Well i found my answer on ebay! something alittle more simple!
              also power wise.. im going to be running a 300+ Watt Power Inverter... where can i get a relay that will work for my Startup & Shut Down Controler, the inverter, and added preripherals?

              thanks guys for all your help.. i promise i will pay you allllll back... just ask away if u need anything computerwise... (software Cough Cough)
              Carputer on the Build [==========] 0% (thats sad)

              Mazda Protege5

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