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    it's really hard to know without seeing the car in person. in most cases, no you won't. but murphies law says otherwise..

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    Will try and re-wire it myself over the next few days,with the a ATX power supply which setting is the best
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    i would be fine with mode '1', but it is all personal preferance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUB-1 View Post
    Will try and re-wire it myself over the next few days,with the a ATX power supply which setting is the best

    Hi guys, I have just spent all afternoon rewiring the car PC. I have placed an 8 gauge positive wire directly to the car battery with an inline fuse. I then put a new 8 gauge positive wire to the body of the car. I also have run a new wire into the fuse box to obtain accessory power. I opted for option one for the power output connectors on the M2 ATX power supply and I have also run an additional on/off button from the PC into the side console. If I don't put my computer into hibernation mode (with the power settings) when I turn the car off, it shuts off normally but when I start the car, it doesn't resume from where I turned it off. Instead, the computer reboots like its power has been interrupted. However, if I do press the on/off switch and put it into hibernation mode before turning the car off, everything works as it should. Is this normal?Sorry for silly questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUB-1 View Post
    I have placed an 8 gauge positive wire directly to the car battery with an inline fuse. I then put a new 8 gauge positive wire to the body of the ca
    i assume you mean you connected a 8 ga negative wire to the car chassis-- otherwise, it would be a dead short



    mode 1 might not be enough for the pc to save the hibernate file--after 45sec, the psu turns off completely, reguardless of what the pc is doing.. a easy way to test this would be to try mode 2, or 3, and see if the psu will correctly trigger, and maintain the hibernate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i assume you mean you connected a 8 ga negative wire to the car chassis-- otherwise, it would be a dead short



    mode 1 might not be enough for the pc to save the hibernate file--after 45sec, the psu turns off completely, reguardless of what the pc is doing.. a easy way to test this would be to try mode 2, or 3, and see if the psu will correctly trigger, and maintain the hibernate.
    Hi, well I have set the power button on the PC to hibernate so what I do is before I turn the car off, I hit power button, wait around 10-20 seconds and then turn the car off. Is this the normal shutdown procedure for a car PC? Are there alternative methods which make it easier?Also have put the ATX to mode 2
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    yes, there is alternative.

    connect J7 from the M2 to the motherboard power switch pins. this will allow the m2 to turn the pc on/off whenever you turn the car on/off.

    in mode 2, it would take care of everything, and leave enough time for the carpc to fully hibernate.

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    What case are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    yes, there is alternative.

    connect J7 from the M2 to the motherboard power switch pins. this will allow the m2 to turn the pc on/off whenever you turn the car on/off.

    in mode 2, it would take care of everything, and leave enough time for the carpc to fully hibernate.
    Cheers Soundman98, but I have already done that still not sure why I cant get it to work right.

    Cheers George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auvee Bloomberg View Post
    What case are you using?
    Sorry what do you mean .. case

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