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    Getting to know my carputer...

    Hey I recently bought this whole carputer setup for a real good deal lol! Anyways, I'm fairly new to the whole carputer scene, I've been searching, reading tons of DIY's but I couldn't get any answers to this question..



    As you can see,

    Yellow indicates a M1-ATX V1.4
    Purple indicates the motherboard
    Blue indicates the soundcard
    Red indicates ????? ( I have no clue what the red one is.. )

    Nothing is really wired up to the red dot, except a thick black wire that goes into the back of my pc and turns into a little input for something? I don't know what could possibly go in there.

    Am I missing anything else to power up my Carputer? I have read many DIY's and I will be wiring my carputer directly to my battery. Just for quick clarification, I plug my M1-ATX directly to my battery correct? Then everything should power up fine?

    Also, is there anyway to test my new lilliput lcd screen? I lack a power source for the screen..

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    Most definitely a power supply, but I do not recognize that particular module. What case do you have? Maybe it is the Lilliput supply ;-)

    Yes, you connect M1-ATX to power and ignition. Check manual for configuration.

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    Sweet, I have some custom built case that I recieved from a friend.. as for the lilliput, I tried running a constant 12v to power up the lilliput but nothing shows on screen? But the touchscreen works because I plugged it into my laptop and it detects the screen.

    Any clues? Maybe I'm wiring the power wrong?




    Here are some close up shots of my lilliput! Are the traces or solder burnt?

    Honestly, from the looks of that red dot as previously stated above, I don't think it's used for anything.. but it is there for a reason and I cannot figure that out lol.

    EDIT: As for an update, I took the circuit board out, and tested the fuse and I get 12volts in my multimeter, is there anything else I could test?

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    The red sounds like a psu used for bench testing indoors.
    You'd just need an external power brick to hook up to it and then move the atx cables from the startup/shutdown controller to this psu.

    This is just an assumption though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridgemagnet View Post
    The red sounds like a psu used for bench testing indoors.
    You'd just need an external power brick to hook up to it and then move the atx cables from the startup/shutdown controller to this psu.

    This is just an assumption though.
    My thoughts as well. Looks like this system is designed to easily be switch from 12V to "indoor". what ever the voltage is.. 230 here in Scandinavia.

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    The brownish stuff on the board is nothing to worry about. My guess is that bad soldering tin has been used.

    Seems like you or someone else has cut away tin with a cutter. Obviously you have to make sure there is no bridge.

    But since you are a newbee (maybe) I want to ask a stupid question. On the top picture there is flatcable that is unconnected. It's connected now, is it?

    One more stupid question. When you say 12V on fuse, do you mean measuring with one lead on each terminal on the fuse? Then its blown.

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