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    Zotac ION A w/M4 ATX

    I have a bit of a problem, and its my fault for buying the wrong version of the ION. I thought I had specced out the D, not the A. Whoops. So now what I need is a way to get 19 VDC out of an M4 ATX. Am I totally screwed? I realize I probably won't be able to get PSU controlled startup and shutdown now but at least need a solution that will give me functionality. I do not want to use an AC inverter for the external power brick, and am trying to keep additional expenditures to a minimum.

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    the m4 will only output 12v. You're going to have to replace either the PSU (dont know of any that do 19V) or the mobo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlturner View Post
    I have a bit of a problem, and its my fault for buying the wrong version of the ION. I thought I had specced out the D, not the A. Whoops. So now what I need is a way to get 19 VDC out of an M4 ATX. Am I totally screwed? I realize I probably won't be able to get PSU controlled startup and shutdown now but at least need a solution that will give me functionality. I do not want to use an AC inverter for the external power brick, and am trying to keep additional expenditures to a minimum.
    I allmost did the same blooper myself... You could allways use the A-ION as a media server at home? They are excellent for that kind.
    But all hope is not lost....
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    Doesn't the "A" come with a PSU already on the board? Pardon my asking, but what do you need the M4 for? Or are you wanting to run a screen off the PSU as well?

    Just curious as I was just a handful of clicks away from ordering an "A" before I started checking for info on the onboard psu.

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    wow, zotac needs to fact check their site-- according to the site, the ion-a-u needs a 20 pin power supply, and it is included....


    i believe that boards like this require a regulated 12 volt input(the included power supply might take 19 though.)

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    It's an external power brick that comes with the Zotac A so the DC/DC converter mentioned earlier or a power inverter would work and now it looks like the M4 won't be doing much besides powering my screen and sending the on/off signal to my amp. Kind of a waste. Worst part is I bought a quantity of 10 to build out our fleet of trucks at work. Too bad we don't have the budget to fix my screwup and get D boards. I get egg on my face but at least I can get them functional.

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    If you haven't already purchased the M4's for your project, you should look at a Carnetix P1900 or P2140.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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