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    PC docking station

    How would i make a docking station....

    Like i have a small pc in a custom case, how can i make a docking station so i can easiliy remove the pc from the car without having to indvidually plug all the connections such as keyboard, serial ports , etc. everytime.

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    You could use a USB docking station.

    That would give you all ports except for Video.
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    Intersting... those are like $70

    im lookin for a cheaper alternative.

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    I bought a pair of big connectors, they have pins on the back sides designed for wire-wrapping so the are long enough that cables like IDE will plug on.

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    hrmm i dont think you understand what i mean.

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    I thought I did. I have a small case with the big connector mounted on it, then the other connector mounted to my truck. All the connectors from the MB go to the big plug on the end of the case, then from the connector on the truck to the devices.

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    hrmm, like i wanna be able to remove pc without having to indvidually remove all the cords (keyboard, mouse, gps, video, sound, cellphone).

    Does ur method solve this?

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    I'm using a CompUSA USB docking station/USB hub. It has serial, parallel, KB, mouse, 3 USB ports. You still have to plug in the audio, firewire, video ports.

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    yea i thought about that, but they are like $70.

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    You'll spend more time and more than 70 bucks trying to make a port for your computer and a plug for your car dock and another plug for your home dock that have KB& mouse PS/2, serial, parallel, LAN, USB, audio jacks, VGA, video, If you get 1 wire crossed, theres a chance of frying the computer ports or it simply doesnt work. take it from someone who tries to rig his own crap to work. It's simply not worth the effort.

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