P4 2.8 HT, 512Mb Ram, 60Gb 2.5 HD, M4-ATX, SB Audigy2, BU353, Lilliput TS,Soundgraph Imon VFD,SONY Optiarc dvd Burner,RideRunner, iGo8, Custom Freedom 2.1
I would hook up the ATX power and P4 power, run it in dumb mode for initinal boot. After it's up and stable, OS installed and it has had some burn in, then proceed to hook up the startup and shutdown controller. I would not recommend hooking up every single header possible and then juicing it all at once. Make sure the power circuits are stable before introducing the others. Is there a logic flowchart available for the M4?
I had to return my to MP3car. It never worked right. I'm sorry but if something doesn't work out of the box these days I won't recommend it.. Bought an opus and never looked back.
I found a website with a photo that looks like, or similar to, the M4-ATX
version I have.
So far its the only picture ?
The Ituner name is also found on mini-box.com, must be the same company
Looks like that version also has smaller input capacitors too. Look at C62, C63 and the 3 capacitors clustered right around the input, they are about half the height of the same capacitors on the other board.
A smaller cap is going to mean less input filtering.
So it looks like Minibox must of finally sold their inventory of defective M4's, and now their offering something that actually works...lol
There seems to be a lot more negative comments about the M4 compared to the positive ones. I was hoping for an extra 30 watt because my system is pushing a little over 200 watts at its peak power. I would also save a little bit of money but I have had experience with DSATX so I guess I'll stick with it because I've known it to be a good brand.
It is esspecially odd if there was a user error in the hookup, b/c i would think that they would use the same method to hook up their new ps-- they would then have the same problem as they did w/ the m-4...
has anyone else noticed that the 'm' series have more problems postings than opus or dsatx? it's hard to believe that all of these are user error.
Most people post when something doesn't work, not when it does.
I wasn't going to spend a couple hundred on my first DC power supply, maybe in the next vehicle I'll invest in a beefier - OPUS power supply, but for my first run I wanted affordable as the primary objective. I'm assuming most others think the same way.
With these two thoughts in mind, no wonder more people post about the M4 than the OPUS.