PLZ LOOK:) POWER, ALTERNATOR NOISE, FLICKERING and FUN stuff (dash and gps):)
Let me begin by saying tht I thought up of this idea on 4/20/2004 LOL :lol: Everything runs, but some adjustments re still needed and I would really appreciate your advise!
I have a Honda Accord 98 V6 (yes, a rice rocket, but I my parents thought it was a great investment 3 years ago. :) I have a Clarion mp3 player in it, and a Panasonic LCD monitor (I did not know how to custom fit a liliput touchscreen into the dashboard :() and I have a computer from industrial_flower_factory from ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT AND IT ALREADY has a dc/dc adapter inside and requires a 12v input. I tried to make this easy on myself. things are alright...but some problems arose recently.
Please help out and share somehting you might know:
1)The acternator noise and screen flickering. I read a lot of threads and I see that I ran the RCA wires with the POWER cables!@ I am slow and stupid and dont deserve to live. sound should be ok, but when i tried connecting the video rca away from the power wires, the screen flicker more. If anyone knows how to help the flickering (maybe its the power..or the wires ) please help me wiht that
2) THE MAIN PROBLEM: powering. I connected the carputer to the lighter wires. It powers fine when the key is turned once (engine off), but when I try to turn the carputer on after i turn the engine on, the led light on the computer goes on, but the fan and the whole system doesnt . I have to drive or stay idle for a minuite or two and then the computer will power on. IS the currency different in the lighter initially when the car is on? is running wires to the battery going to help the problem? (I didnt want to drill, thats why i ran them to the lighter wires) Please help friends:) I am also begining to be annoyed that the carputer turns off everytime i turn the key.
3) If anyone have molded the liliput screen into their accord dashboard..please tell me how..adn what you did...it would help my confidence and i would go for midifying my dashboard :)
4) ANYONE LIVE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD WHO HAS A CARPUTER? it would be cool to meet ppl with this new phenomina :)
LASTLY: will the gps mouse have good reception being attached to the back window (tinted dark)? and is there any better program except destinator taht you would reccomend tahn my bootleg Microself Mappoint that i got from irc (hah Bill!)..works well..but does it have voice features like TURN LEFT..or exit..u know what i mean :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE! I RELLY DO APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP AND ADVISE!!!!
PICTURES COMING VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!! on this thread
all is solved...but the Power supply
Yep, the screen does flicker when the car is off. I dont know if I am shootting in the dark, but could it be that the power supply jumps between 12v and 13 v, and tahts why the screen flickers? But shouldnt be happening while the car is off. Maybe I sould go buy an s-video cable. :) will try that.
THE sound is great. fixed that. The only problem taht is major is the computer not turning on for the first few minutes after the car started. I think to solve this, I will definitelly connect the carputer directy to the battery wit ha switch in between. Today on the way to the beach, the computer just turned off...so the power supply seems a little wack coming out of the lighter :). Any thoughts of what a good power supply set up would be?
MAN I am so excited this works...its amazing!great stuff guys and girls :cool: :D