Page 11 of 23 FirstFirst ... 23456789101112131415161718192021 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 222

Thread: XMDirect Cable

  1. #101
    Maximum Bitrate R32 JUhl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North Atlanta
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    Yeah I would double check it on the serial connector because I always seem to get them backwards. there should be tiny numbers next to the pins.
    I swapped pins 2 & 3 at the serial connector and got the ominous windows blue screen that lets you know you've done something SERIOUSLY wrong. It popped up with a VCOMM error "press Enter to return to windows, or CTRL, ALT, DEL to really **** your computer off". And the Microsoft police called to let me know they were starting a case on "computer abuse" and that I'd be investigated if the problem persisted. Anyhow, that's the latest.
    My first attempt at a carputer.

    PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

  2. #102
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    something is not right with your wiring because even with mine swapped I dont get a blue screen
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  3. #103
    Maximum Bitrate R32 JUhl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North Atlanta
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    something is not right with your wiring because even with mine swapped I dont get a blue screen
    Well that's reassuring. I was hoping the error was in my work and that I wasn't sitting on a bad XMD1000. The Mrs. has a photo shoot tomorrow - that will be a good chance to sit down with this thing and dissect it to see what's wrong.

    I'll throw in a little more information if it might help. I got the serial cable end as part of a serial extension cable. And I got the DIN cable end as part of a DIN extension cable. I just cut the ends off with 6" pigtails, opened them up and started doing resistance checks to identify which wire went to which pin. Once I was finished, I made sure none of the wires were shorted to each other or to the shield wire (including the wires I wasn't using). And I verified the shield had continuity at both ends as well as ground, trans, & rec.
    My first attempt at a carputer.

    PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

  4. #104
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    so then you might be grounding DCD (Data Carrier Detect) Pin1, instead of having pin 5 connected which is ground on the serial connector. maybe try flipping that as well

    because the image on the post was on the back of the computer not of the cable. so you would hook it up in reverse if you were going by the cable.
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  5. #105
    Maximum Bitrate R32 JUhl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North Atlanta
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    because the image on the post was on the back of the computer not of the cable. so you would hook it up in reverse if you were going by the cable.
    Oddly, I can't get the original images you posted to open now. But I do recall the one showing the perspective from the computer. The cable I used had the terminals numbered and I used that as my guide, and, when reversed, my numbers matched your picture of the computer connector.
    My first attempt at a carputer.

    PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

  6. #106
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    558
    where did you connect the power to on the din, you should supply 12v to pins 6&7, ground to pin 8.

  7. #107
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    ok, good, just trying to make sure of everything here.
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  8. #108
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    71
    very helpful info

  9. #109
    Clover Grayscale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    1,549
    Quote Originally Posted by R32 JUhl
    This looks line ONE of them. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5724329424 The other two have LCD displays. I'll get you the details after Enterprise is over.

    I'm in Atlanta. Have you considered how much shipping will be for these monsters?
    that thing is wayy better...quad 220MHz pentium pros... 512MB RAM!
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

  10. #110
    Maximum Bitrate R32 JUhl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North Atlanta
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by kingtut
    where did you connect the power to on the din, you should supply 12v to pins 6&7, ground to pin 8.
    While I had the cables opened up, I soldered 6 & 7 together and soldered the power wire on. And eight got the ground wire soldered to it. All the solders are wrapped in heat shrink tubing with the a final covering of sealing, heat-shrink tubing socked on when the work was complete. Basically, the power and the ground wires stick out the side of my cable.
    My first attempt at a carputer.

    PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

Similar Threads

  1. Earthmate USB to Serial cable
    By New_Compact in forum GPS
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-22-2008, 01:55 AM
  2. XMDirect Digital Audio Project ?
    By Retsaoc in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2004, 09:26 PM
  3. where should i go to get a cable?
    By blackpacu in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-08-2004, 12:25 AM
  4. A cable I found.
    By masterful in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-17-2003, 09:36 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •