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    Can't I Use a LAPTOP

    can i just use my laptop rather then a little carputer? i am going to use a in dash motorized screen, and i would like to have GPS and Bluetooth, i drive a 78 duster so the wiring should be fun and simple haha but i need to know how would i run my car's audio to the laptop im just going to run a real simple low amped system for now no subs or any thing just OEM i think, but i need to know how to get some audio hooked up, and what do i need to do to power it all?

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    pfft....a laptop? that would be extremely difficult......there is no possible way you'd ever be able to do that....unless you design laptops and power controllers for a living. If you're not an electrical engineer, i'd suggest you find a new hobby.
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    ill just buy a complete carputer then, but i need to know a simple way to run my audio which is OEM in a 78 duster to the pc

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    There have been quite a few laptop installs.

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    I dont know what emotiocon to use, lol
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    I considered using a laptop also. I can't see why it wouldn't work!!! Use a docking station and powersupply for it.

    Mine wakes up from standby in 3sec, much faster than any other PC I have tried. And it wakes on USB, so I would be able to just touch the screen and have it wake!

    What am I missing?? Why would one need to be an electrical engineer!???

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    omfg
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    maybe i should stop picking on the n00bs
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    haha i just want to do the most simplest carputer set up, im only using it for music,dvd,and nav MABEY bluetooth, i just dont know hoe to power it and hookup volume

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    search the forum, try to find a dc-dc power adapter for your laptop, and look into standalone shutdown controllers, as you will not want the system running while your car is off.
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