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    Mac Parts Available

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to let you all know that I have many and can get all Apple parts for you (power buttons anyone). This forum has been invaluable to me so I'll pass these items on at cost + shipping.

    Ezra

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    I am about to put a mac mini in my car. By about to put it in i mean i have nothing i need yet and am only in the planning stage. What parts could you get for me at cost + shipping that i'll need?

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    Mostly what I have or can get are internal parts. For instance, in my installation I'm using a G5 PowerMac button built into my dash to turn the machine on. To be honest I don't think I would have a lot for you. Sadly I cannot sell the computers at cost, it not my department or I would find a way to. If you bought an older mini I would get you a airport card, or BT card for it. Some people like to but the N standard cards from MacPros into their Minis, I could provide you with one (though those may be available elsewhere.

    Ezra

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    The power button, how easily would it be to mod that into the dash. I'm debating between a power button, and a DC DC switch that'll just delay turn on/off the computer.

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    really depends on the dash. Most hard plastic flat surfaces are very easy to mount in, for instance consoles, blank bottons, etc. Mines just glued from the back. Cut a hole to fit, then glue. The wiring is easy with the MacPac wiring adapter which I hope you'll use from Carnetix.

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    what macpac wiring adapter? I thought you just sodered the Carnetix straight to the mini

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    No. Without a MacPac cable, you have to slice the powerbrick cable to tap into it to power the mini. The MacPac was the greatest invention in CarPCs since the touchscreen when it comes to minis in the car
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    CarPC v1.2 is now in effect. Software updates and hardware additions to come.

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    What exactly is it's function? Also, do you know anywhere to get a "cheap" mac mini, i.e below the 600 retail? preferably around 3-400$

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    It connects the carnetix to the macs powerbutton - sort of. That way you don't have to worry about shutting the mac down, the box does it for you.

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    doesn't it just swap out for a different power cable? at least from what i aw online.

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