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    P1900 Issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sux89
    I have my Mac mini in my car and a P1900. Recently (about the last month) I have seen my car strain to start (like the battery was getting low). Now, my battery keeps constantly dying on me. What is up with the P1900? It hasn't been doing this before my GPS receiver install I think, and I don't know what's going on. My battery is the original, but on a 8000 mile car, so I don't think that's the problem.

    Also, if something is draining little by little, will a new Optima battery help me out any?

    Hm - I hope optima batteries can do very well with a carPC, I've got a redtop myself. Here's to hoping - hope you resolve that issue since we're all doing MacCARs with the P1900 - can we have a picture of your setup? .


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    Battery Drain Warning

    This may be the wrong forum, but need to share my experience. You can put the P1900 out of sync and not send a sleep signal your mini. Here is what I did.

    1. turn on car
    2. turn off car
    3. before p1900 puts the mini to sleep
    4. turn on car
    5. turn off car

    My mini ends up staying on drains my battery. I've been able to repeat this several time. I need to post this on carnetix forum.

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    I believe that was the sequence that killed my battery too. A quick on/off of the car left the Mini running.

    You can fix it by unplugging the P1900 and then replugging it. That worked for me. I gets out of sync somehow.
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    Same thing happened here. Battery went dead. reset the P1900 and jumped the battery. Worked fine. Now I have no more mini though. I miss it a little, but look forward to truely integrated navigation w/ my clarion unit.

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