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    Can I use my headunits screen for a car-pc?

    New guy here, after some searching I can not find an answer. So could I just use a vga to rca adapter and use my Clarions touchscreen for a display? Not wanting to lose the stereo, or gain a second screen in the dash. Thanks in advance.

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    Anyone?

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    Thank you very much. It looks like I would be able to use my screen, and I'm geussing I would be able to use the touchscreen function for the computer icons (like a mouse would).

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    You would be able to use the touchscreen function if you could somehow figure out how to interface it with the PC. The commonly used touchscreens interfaces via USB. I have no idea how your headunit touchscreen is setup. If it's USB and there's a driver for it, then you're in luck. Otherwise you may have to build something custom.

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    I found a vga to rca adapter that should do it?

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    Chances are, that adapter is only for certain makes/models of video card.
    IF it works with your hardware, then that would get video to the headunit, yes.
    The image will be low-rez, blurry and possibly craptastic.
    You will not get touchscreen capaiblity out of the headunit.

    Oh. Read the FAQs: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Gracias.

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