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Thread: Car Comp 2 project starting soon! Questions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBCrash
    Yes please post the schematic. That would be very helpful. Other than size, is there an advantage of using the M1-ATX rather than just using the factory PSU and a power inverter?


    Designed by barusan over at www.xbox-scene.com

    The main reason the guy wanted me to change his was because the inverter was putting lots of noise on the video signal. Using the DC-DC power supply stopped the interference.

    Its more efficent and you dont need to get a shutdown controller for the inverter, coz the M1 handles all that!

    Oh and the factory PSUs melt and burn your car down......... why else would microsoft be sending everyone a new power cable with a huge RCD in them!

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    Could I just use this to convert the M1-ATX plug to fit to the Xbox?

    http://tribemods.com/cgi-bin/store/s...=2493933_99927

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    someone want to build me a box that can do all of above? I like it!
    1992 z71 Chevy

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    Yeah, the trible mods thing is basically that circuit,
    I built my own, coz I couldnt be bothered to wait for one to be shipped from USA!

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    So will the M1-ATX allow the xbox to automatically turn on and boot up as soon as I turn on the car without the need of hitting the Xbox power button?

    Where is the best place to buy an M1-ATX for a US customer?

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    Also....did you install the M1-ATX inside the factory Xbox case or did you build the Xbox into a custom case?

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    bump!

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    Yeah the M1 fits into the xbox alright, heres a crappy photo i took with my webcam!



    The little brown board is the circuit i made from the schematic above.

    For the setup i used the xbox did not need to be switched on with the ignition but it would be easy to add, it would be a case of wiring the m1 to power switch of the xbox! Have a look in the forums and at the tutorials over at www.xbox-scene.com , look for one on adding an external power switch, but instead of having a switch just connect it to the m1 (the output that normally connects to the PC power switch).

    I dont know where to get the M1 since im over in the UK, but a good place to get the parts for the schematic above is www.mouser.com

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    Thats awesome. Thank you so much Pilt. I'll be ordering an M1-ATX (probably from mp3car) Do you have an email that I can contact you at if I have any more questions that I need answered quickly?

    Also, how do you suggest that my Xenarc LCD be wired to the M1?

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    Well I am all done with the project and it looks and works GREAT! Now it's for sale so I can move onto another project I've dreamed up

    Selling Complete Xbox Car System w/ Xenarc LCD!

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