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    Power source?

    How hard was it to wire up the power source on the MINI COOPER?

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    Very easy! I ran a fused wire from the battery and another from the accessory plug that is switched by the ignition.

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    Here is the latest! I've just heard my car is in the September "MacWorld" magazine!

    Here is my updated front end using CCAR with a color change to match my car.


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    quick question... what do you do when you want to turn your car off? does the mac turn off or do you have to wait till it turns off before you can shut off the car? and when you turn on the car, what happens then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 786mine
    quick question... what do you do when you want to turn your car off? does the mac turn off or do you have to wait till it turns off before you can shut off the car? and when you turn on the car, what happens then?
    I just turn my car off. After 45 seconds the power to the Mac mini is then cut off by the p1900 carnetix power supply.(unfortunately this is like pulling the plug) Then when I turn my car back on the power supply sends a signal to the computer to turn it on. This has worked great so far. I can also enable the sleep mode which the power supply would just put it to sleep. Instant wake up that way. But, computer will draw power in the sleep mode.


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    hmmmm...couldn't it be setup to issue a signal to the mobo to power down?

    I don't know much about Macs, but my M1-ATX seignals the mobo to turn off before cutting all power...I get a smooth shutdown every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ITL
    hmmmm...couldn't it be setup to issue a signal to the mobo to power down?

    I don't know much about Macs, but my M1-ATX seignals the mobo to turn off before cutting all power...I get a smooth shutdown every time.
    No, there is no shut down by the power button for the mac. It will only sleep by the power button.
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    if you go into power settings in OSX you can set it up so it automatically reboots after a power failure. in this case, shutting the car off. so when you turn the car off, it automatically reboots. since osx is so stable and can handle this kind of abuse easily, it shouldn't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon_C
    if you go into power settings in OSX you can set it up so it automatically reboots after a power failure. in this case, shutting the car off. so when you turn the car off, it automatically reboots. since osx is so stable and can handle this kind of abuse easily, it shouldn't be a problem.
    but what is a good way for windows based?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 786mine
    but what is a good way for windows based?

    dont know, i dont use windows.

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