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    Question Might be Simple, might be impossible, can someone help!

    Hey Guys, I have a M2-ATX running my carpc. I am a computer guy but not good with wiring at all. I had a stereo shop install my audio/video. Well I want to take my pc out of my car and hook it up inside to so some updates and change some maintenance, problem is I have no idea how to do his. I got it pulled from my car but I see there are 3 wires coming from the PSU out of the case

    RED
    BLACK
    YELLOW

    I had a friend check it out and from tests he said
    black=ground
    yellow=power
    red=he isnt sure its only a tiny bit of juice coming from the car (is this to keep it in hibernate/sleep mode?)

    So now my question is, is that all correct up there, and more important how can I get my pc running indoors? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    Thanks,

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    1st off:

    Red/Yellow are both *power* in this case 12V. The difference between the two is were the power is coming from. Yellow (if I remember correctly, not at home to check) is from the car battery while Red is from the ignition line. The yellow line provides the *real* power while the red line tells when you have the key in the ignition.

    2nd:

    You don't mention how you plan to provide power to your computer in the house...

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    Is there a way to convert it to a plug just to get it running indoors? Or even run it off a car battery charger pack? I honestly have no idea exactly how to do it, all I am trying to figure out is a way to have it run outside the car for when I need to do some tweaking, fixes, updates that are time consuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasa View Post
    1st off:

    Red/Yellow are both *power* in this case 12V. The difference between the two is were the power is coming from. Yellow (if I remember correctly, not at home to check) is from the car battery while Red is from the ignition line. The yellow line provides the *real* power while the red line tells when you have the key in the ignition.

    2nd:

    You don't mention how you plan to provide power to your computer in the house...
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    Thank you very much, that helped!

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    Yeah, follow the FAQ. Don't mess with the install in the car. If it is ATX compliant, use an ATX power supply that runs off of AC in the house.
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