help with HP Pavilion dm3 entertainment notebook
hows it going mp3car. long time lurker first time poster and i would like to start off by saying you guys take mobile electronics to a TOTALLY different level. its insane looking at all your builds.
anyway so i wanted to be able to use my hp pavilion dm3 notebook as a carputer. to be honest i dont even really think many people have this laptop but i got it for free and ive used it to run serato with my bedroom turntable setup and it ran fine. havent used it in a while so i wanted to try to turn it into a carpc. basically wat i wanted to do was be able to have the correct power supply power my laptop. i wanted to be able to have a remote switch to turn it on and i also wanted to be able to run the laptop with the lid closed. i am currently fashioning my glove box to be abe house the laptop (i have a 99 acura cl.) with proper ventilation and fans for cooling.
here are the specs of the comp (cut and pasted from the hp site)
-1.3GHz VISION Technology from AMD with AMD Athlon II Neo Dual-Core Processor K325
-4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 Graphics
-320GB (7200RPM) hd
-Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
-5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
-65W AC Adapter
the first thread i referred to was this thread
i didnt see anything that referred to AMD units and me being, more or less, a noob at this i wasnt really sure how to check to see if this was an "ideal" laptop or if it was even gonna be possible with it.
then i figured id need something to power the laptop so ive been reading about the carnetix or opus through these threads
i wanted to try to go with the carnetix p2140 but wanted to double check with you guys if its the right choice. here are the power specs from the power plug of my unit
wide range input - 65w
input: 100-240v/~1.5a(1, 5 a) 50-60hz
output: 18.5v ---3.5a
not even sure if that info pertains to what you guys would need from me to determine whether or not my choice in carnetix would be good but please let me know if it isnt and where to find the correct info.
i wanted to be able to turn on my laptop from a remote switch so i referred to this thread
my laptop's switch is a momentary slider switch located on the side. i opened up the laptop to find the solder points and i found that it four points just like the op's drawing on that thread. only diff is my switch is located on the side of the laptop. which are the points i solder my remote switch to?
i wanted to be able to have the laptop lid closed. i found a couple threads that touched upon this. but i couldnt find the switch or cable that tells the unit the lid is closed and to go into hibernate or whatever. wanted to see if you guys can maybe shed some light. i do see two white wires that come from the screen the the motherboard. maybe disconnect those? idk.