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    laptop in cars playing Mp3z. Begginer Please Help

    Ok, im in the comptuer business and i have a laptop. But im really into my car and i have a whole stereo system wit da subs and everything. But im sick of changing the cds and burning cd's
    I want to connect my computer to the car and somehow connect it to the HU so i can get the car speakers to work with it.
    I know i need the power invertor for the power of the laptop.
    My laptop obviously has a speaker or headphone connection?
    so is there a cable that goes from computer speaker jack to the HU or asomething.
    My HU has the RED and WHITE RCA connection, but one pair which my ext. amp is connected to.
    If anybody can help that would be great..

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    Before you get shouted at dont forget the

    You can get a headphone jack to twin RCA plugs wire. Simply connect the headphone jack into your headphone port on your laptop and the other end to your headunit. I take it your headunit has an AUX input. Woila you have sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy385
    Ok, im in the comptuer business ...
    My laptop obviously has a speaker or headphone connection?
    You're in the computer business and you don't know if your laptop has a headphone jack? Scary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy385
    so is there a cable that goes from computer speaker jack to the HU or asomething.
    What you need to do here is RTFM for your equipment. You'll be able to figure out if your head unit supports an AUX in if you do.

    If it supports aux in with RCA jacks, every Radio Shack, Best Buy, and audio store will have a Minijack to RCA converter cable. They're as common as AOL CD's.

    If it supports Aux in, but not with an RCA jack, your head units manual will tell you the exact part you need to make it work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy385
    My HU has the RED and WHITE RCA connection, but one pair which my ext. amp is connected to.
    This makes me assume that these are not aux inputs. Why? Because they go OUT to your
    amplifier. If you disconnected them to plug in something else, how would any sound get to your speakers?


    Also you should read this all the way through.

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    I'm not trying to be mean here. I'm trying to help you learn how to figure out how to solve problems on your own. I'm also trying to help you learn how to figure out when you really need to ask for help, and how to phrase your question so that you'll be likely to get answers.
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    Learn to ask smart questions!
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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    Check what power to Laptop tales as a DC input, you might ne able to power off the 12V of the car. I had a Toshiba laptop wjhich required 15vDC (thats what the adapter provided) and that could run quite happily off the car battery.

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