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    Low Bitrate Qbancash's Avatar
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    Yest It Works!!! Automatic Startup With Mac Mac Mini

    Guys I had my mac mini project done this weekend and found a neat way to start up you carputer, this will only work if your inverter starts with ignition switch . I know it's not the safest but atleast until carnetix can get the stuff we ALL need. IT WORKS VERY GOOD!!! Here's what I did,


    System Preferences: Energy Saver: Options: CHECK RESTART AUTOMATICALLY AFTER POWER FAILURE!!!

    THATS IT, now just turn off your car and when you crank again (quick) the MAC MINI will start...

    MY INSTALLATION CAME OUT SWEET!! I WILL POST PICS LATER!

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    This will only work if you leave your inverter on, you mean? Some have done that and had their battery dead the next morning. My inverter has a push button swich that cant be left on anyway, but I would be afraid to use this method if I could. Im also afraid that if I could, Id do it anyway! Actually, come to think of it... I have it on a switched line, so it wouldnt drain my battery! cool idea.

    EDIT:I gotcha...only if the line is tied into the ignition.
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    I have a problem w/ just shutting the computer down in mid operation. Some will say that it has no effect - that only startup speed is effected. But I just think a CPU should go through its shutdown sequence. Now if you can go through a normal shutdown sequence and then once the car is shutoff (Simulating power failure) and then the cpu would start up automatically, that may be cool.

    Edit- I just tried shutting down the cpu and pulling the power cable after shutdown. It does not automatically restart.

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    Macs if not restarted or shut down properly have ALOT of stuff in the CACHE to get rid of. Youll hear the HD spin and spin and crank and crank usually 2-5x longer than a normal startup. But you never get a crash error or anything. Ive never tried the restart on power failure thing, i dont have a need on my desktop.
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    Dude my mac mini is pretty slow to start anywayz, cause its a 4200 rpm HD! But yea, I did notice it took about 2.5 minutes as compared to 1.5 before.
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    one more thing I have remote start... So I remote start it and by the time i get to the car it has about 20 secs left...



    Edit- I just tried shutting down the cpu and pulling the power cable after shutdown. It does not automatically restart.
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