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    Well I finished my player last wendsday and thursday. I finally fixed the stupid blowing fuse problem. It was because the idiot at radio shack told me that:
    "this fuse holder will work fine"
    "but it says 10amps, I only need a 1amp"
    "That means UP to 10amps"
    "ook"
    But anyways..it was installed and I barely had time to enjoy it before my road trip to Washington DC thursday afternoon. What a great way to use the mp3player for the 1st time though! The normally 5-6 hr trip flew by. Nothing is better then listening to music you know you love, rather then fiddling with CDs or scanning stations every 5 seconds cuz a stupid N'Sync song comes on.
    And before you ask, webpage with pictures is in the works.
    Just wanted to share my mini adventure with y'all. Glad to say im finally part of your ranks.

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    Radio is like listening to a 100 disc cd changer over and over.

    www.xmradio.com (cool stuff)

    [This message has been edited by Jammer (edited 02-21-2001).]

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    Ok, but in the same respect, my carplayer is like listening to 15 gigs of music over and over..... its just all my favorite songs
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    You listened to the Idiot at Radio Shack?

    I heard one fail miserably at trying to explain surround sound.

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    Congratulation ToxicPoison....u finally finished. I hope u enjoy ur setup as i do with mine. Jammer & Gizmomkr: true but much better than radio.



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    You know, the guy at Radio Shack was right.

    PS. This almost never happens.

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    I dont think he was right..
    As soon as I swapped out that fuse holder, I had no more problems. It said in fine print on the box "insert 10amp fuse" so..
    Well the point is moot anyways..I'M DONE!!
    (for now at least hehe)

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    Cool

    The fuse holder is rated at 10A. This means that it will handle current anywhere from 0 to slightly above 10 Amps. Therefore, if you only need protection to 1A, just throw in a 1A fuse and everything works fine. Even though you are using a "10A" fuse holder, you can run any current between 0 and 10A.

    It just sounds like you had a wiring problem before you did the swap.

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    Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
    Car: '86 Mazda RX-7 w/Basic Performance Upgrades
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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    Aaron: i dont think so cuz I didnt change any of the wiring other then the fuse holder. Everything else is exactly the same except for the holder.

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    Cool

    I can't imagine what it would have been then. Is this a dual polarity (+ and -) fuse holder? Something isn't right, as the rating of the fuse holder shouldn't cause you any problems...

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    London, Ontario, Canada

    Player: Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Onboard EtherNet/Sound/Video, Custom Lexan Case, Arise DC-DC, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
    Car: '86 Mazda RX-7 w/Basic Performance Upgrades
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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