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    I am currently in the middle (when time permits) of making my carputer removable. I decided I wanted to make it removable as I somtimes use the small computer to "DJ" parties at friends and family events... Anyway, back to the meat of the thing... I purchased 50 pin SCSI connectors. Those are what is used in the removable "hot swap" hard drive bays. You can then connect all the necessary wires from your mother board to the solder side of the SCSI connector and you're on your way.
    Keep in mind that most devices do NOT need all the wires that are on the connector. For instance, the touch pad that I am building for the center console (touchpad from a laptop) uses only three of the ps2 connector wires. Ground, Clock, and Data. Likewise keep in mind that all of the audio connectors are unbalanced and thus only need three wires for stereo left and right, not four. In all honesty, I think you can get away with 7 wires for 6 channels of audio (1 ground and 6 hots). That can easily be tested by using an ohm meter to measure the resistance from one plugs ground to the next. Not hooking up all the useless wires will reduce the number of connectors you need and save you space and time.
    Hope this helps for those thinking of this.
    2006 Chevy Colorado: VIA M10000 EDEN, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB 2.5" Seagate HDD, USB Slim Slot DVD/RW, Holux GPS, MobileVU 10.4" LCD (touch not working yet), VOOMPC Case (blue), 70W DC-DC supply.

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    Thats what I'm using as well, a big 50 pin SCSI connector.
    I need to take some updated pictures, but you can kind of see the black plug here (large pic) http://www.ninefamily.com/Projects/Mp3/Picture007.jpg
    The wood frame you see here is covered with headliner material and hangs from the roof of my truck as an overhead console. The mp3 computer is the white box that sits inside it.

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    Thought I would add that the name of the connector is a centronics (centronix) connector. I've seen in spelled both ways, even on the same site. I believe centronics is the correct spelling if it matters to you.
    2006 Chevy Colorado: VIA M10000 EDEN, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB 2.5" Seagate HDD, USB Slim Slot DVD/RW, Holux GPS, MobileVU 10.4" LCD (touch not working yet), VOOMPC Case (blue), 70W DC-DC supply.

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