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    Question durable of a carcomputer ..

    Hello,
    I have a overall question on all of you guys. Im in the middle of deciding if I should get me a $800 doubleDin car radio with touchscreen OR put the money in a carcomputer.

    I'm a computer tech, so i'm pretty in the carcomputer but i have one issue.
    I don't want to fix every month something else on my (maybe/future) carcomputer.

    so to you guys out there, how many time did u had to fix ur carcomputer? what time frame? and what parts will go out every 6/12 month that I have to count in ???

    thanks

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    Mine has been in my truck for about 6 months and I haven't replaced anything.
    others have had their systems in longer than mine and replaced nothing, either.
    Reliability isn't an issue if you do things properly.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    and what about the touchscreens? Are they reliable? Like lilliput, is that a good brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavor4real View Post
    and what about the touchscreens? Are they reliable? Like lilliput, is that a good brand?
    I have only used Lilliputs. I liked them so much that I started recommending and selling them as well. It is the best fit in a 350Z among others.

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    Hi, I've had my truckputer in for almost 2 yrs with no problems.. and thats in the hot florida sun also have a lilli in the truck for over a yr now with no problems.

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    consider using laptop as it were designed to be more durable.
    My problem were always software related problem. I never had hardware issue

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    2 rock solid setup.
    The only time I have to fix something is replate the BIOS battery. There are sometime I have to fix the problem I caused.
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    I have not had a hardware related issue.
    Once I had a loose connection... other that that nothing.

    I run lower power/heat parts and get very reliable results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavor4real View Post
    and what about the touchscreens? Are they reliable? Like lilliput, is that a good brand?
    You really should search around the forums to see what others have said about that brand.

    I'd also recommend perusing the FAQs, as there is a wealth of information about every major brand of touchscreen for in-car use.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    If you arent computer retarded you should build a carputer,you just got to keep it maintained sometimes. Common-sence plays the biggest role for me.

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