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    Finally done! something still wrong though.

    I finally finished installing my carputer in car.
    Will post pictures soon.
    I used the fv25 shuttle board and everything works great.
    the only thing I'm having a problem with is when I hook up the composite out to my 7'' lcd there is a lot of flickering in windows
    it seems it does it more when CPU is processing or when I move the mouse. Also did anybody find a solution to the to the fv24 problem where the whole display was not used in composite mode, because the fv25 does thesame thing.
    And lastly I'm about to purchase a GPS receiver but I can't make up my mind whether to go with the garmin gps35pc or the
    Pharos gps180, has anybody have had any good experiences with either of this in Copilot 2001 please let me know.

    thanx yall. any help greatly appreciated.

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    The easiest solution is to just get a scan converter and let it do the work...

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    try 'powerstrip', a great utility to tweak video cards..... it might be able to cure the TV-out trubbles....

    the noise on the screen from the mouse/etc sounds like a poorly shielded cable from your video card to your monitor..... maybe try another cable, or a better quality one with higher shielding....
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    Is there shielded keyboard and mouse cable? B/c I'm having trouble with my mouse and keyboard signals getting miscommunicated. The PC thinks I'm pushing buttons I'm not and it won't recognize buttons that I do push.

    So, my question is; Is there a certain type of cable I should be using? I'm actually using currently a D-27 pin type cable (kinda like a parallel cable except with 27 pins) and I'm running both the keyboard and mouse through this cable. Any way to improve the signal?

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    I hade alot of interference on my last setup
    it was from the inverter i used
    if your using a dc-dc ignore me
    if your using a inverter try running an extension cord out the car and disconnect the inverter and see if it goes away

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    Yes, I've done that and it works fine if I'm not running the car. But I couldn't tell whether there was intereference coming from the car itself or the inverter. So....you say it's from the inverter. Ok. Well, aside from using a DC-DC converter is there any other way you know of by changing the type of cables used or shortening them or wrapping them in foil or anything else?
    Thanks.

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