Plug an external monitor into it (like a Xenarc) and it'll be fully functional again. Hard to mount a laptop in a car so you can use its screen anyways.
whats everyones thoughts about justing using a laptop that has a bad screen? my company just gives away laptops that are no longer under warranty if something breaks. even if its a 30 dollar keyboard. i happen to have a 1ghz ibm laptop with a bad screen just 1 usb out but it does have a DVD player.
well i understand that part.. i mean is it just as good as using a cheap computer. i can't really upgrade the sound car etc. i would have to use a USB hub etc. can u still use something like opus to put it in sleep mode etc.Originally Posted by Change
Opus is designed for ITX or ATX boards. Laptops are neither of these. So, no, it won't work. You can re-use the RAM, HDD, DVD-ROM in a carputer project though. That will easily save quite a bit of money...Feel like sending one of those laptops my way?
Quick! To the Popemobile!
ill take one, ill pay the shipping
lol if i did that i may as well just use one of the blue million decomped 1ghz machines. they are already small form factor and 512 megs of ram. i just thought laptop might serve better w/ the HD etc.Originally Posted by BiohazrD
EPoX mATX SocketA w/onboard Geforce4MX / 512MB PC2700 / AthlonXP 1600
Lilliput / DVDrom / Opus 150W / WD 3.5" 160GB / SB Audigy NX
XP home / Road Runner / iGuidance 4.0
can u throw out some liksfor the laptop car ps and itps?Originally Posted by pip