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    cold temperature outside...

    i live in quebec...and is is colder than in summer....


    here in quebec (canada) there is snow....


    so with electronics....cold temperature is not good....my screen when i start my car has some issus...but when it is warmer...the screen is ok...

    when i star the car in normal temperature it is ok...


    is there a way to resolve the temperature problem???...i dont want to remove my computer each winter...

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    the cold temperature is surely not good for the computer too...it is under the passenger seet

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    Hi! I'm in Quebec also.

    Do some title searches with 'cold' as keyword, there are a lot of threads about cold temperature.

    Mostly it's hard drive problems and screen problems like you. From what I can remember, Xenarc screens seemed to do better but they are more expensive of course.

    Hope this helps!

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    i have a xenarc screen ....thanks for your help i'll search on the forum

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    instead of buying new gear that only might work better in freezing temps, i would just install a remote starter and allow the car to warm up before you turn the pc on.

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    i have one...i did not think of it !:P...it is a partial solution !

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    only issue is HD really, get the automotive grade HD from mp3car store, and you should be ok. SSD is a possibility and it is currently being tested by a few mp3car members including myself. Result won't be out until the end of this winter of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summer69guy View Post
    i have one...i did not think of it !:P...it is a partial solution !
    it works for me anyway. i actually have mine to start the pc everytime the engine starts, but if i find that my computer struggles in the winter i will just disable that feature and go back to key-only startup for the computer until next spring when warmer weather comes back.

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    how do you configure the pc to stard just when you put the key in?

    now my computer is starting when i use my remote starter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punky View Post
    only issue is HD really, get the automotive grade HD from mp3car store, and you should be ok. SSD is a possibility and it is currently being tested by a few mp3car members including myself. Result won't be out until the end of this winter of course.
    Not really anything to "test" here the manufacturer already did.

    The screen really isn't much of a problem other then not being able to use it (the remote starter was a good suggestion). But firing up a hard drive in those temperatures can actually cause permanent damage so that may be the thing that needs swapping out. Most regaular hard drives are rated for 5-55C which would obviously be a problem in the temperatures your dealing with.

    Just look at the specs for a SSD before you buy one but a lot of them are rated -40C to 70C. Big difference.

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