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    2000 Audi A6 (install contemplation)

    So I've pretty much well settled on having a screen installed by a custom installer. Lord knows I can't do it myself. Anyhow, with that out of the way, I can now concentrate on the rest of the system. I thought about mounting the actual PC in the trunk (where my stock changer rests now) but I'm hoping to find a pc that doesn't come with a optical media drive that way I can run a cable for optical media from the pc in the trunk to the glove box. I figure easy access. (I DO wish there was simple way to interface a optical media-type changer with the PC, but I don't know of such a spectacular device lol)

    Okay, so mounting seems to be in order, (right guys?) but what about power? I see so much about this Opus unit so I'm more than likely going with that, but my understanding of it is minimal at best. Am i made to understand that the power unit that is in the PC (I do plan on buying one othe mini pc units) get's removed and the Opus goes in it's place? Then the Opus get's wired similar to a car amp? (with a fuse maybe?) I'm assuming this might have to be mounted outside the PC case?

    I'm thinking about going with a USB GPS unit.

    I need critiques gentleman (and ladies) any improvements on the idea? any thing a bit overboard (seems straightforward to me) I'm also wondering if I can use fuses to set this up (like a car amp) good idea? would it provide protection? HELP!!!!!!! lol

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    I'm interested in hearing someone's explaination of how you use the Opus as well. Help, please.

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    Yes your dead on smokey. And opus can sit inside whatever case you choose if it fits, if not then outside. Alot of people will just buy a usb optical dvd drive and run the cable to up front, probably the easiest idea. There are a few current gps receivers that are good. I think one called BU-303 is a popular one? A brief glance at the gps section will do you good. And yes you should fuse your opus. What other questions do you have?

    If your Audi cd changer area is similar to that in my Jetta then I suggest you just take out the bezel and custom fab something to sit inside the pocket.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Detailed operation of an Opus would be nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonpowers
    I'm interested in hearing someone's explaination of how you use the Opus as well. Help, please.
    I'm with Harrison on this one! The best explanation I have, after searching for five hours on this one topic, is that the Opus uses two pins on the motherboard to shut it down when it no longer receives an IGN on (or ACC) signal. I would REALLY LOVE to have an explanation of WTF happens here. For example, is the PC hibernating or having to go through a full reboot on start-up? Isn't a standard boot-up lengthy? What's the best method for a prompt boot-up?

    I've read about inverters, the no longer available ATX Shutdown Controller, and even the soldering mod. to auto-start a Lilliput. But I'm having a hell of a time finding a detailed explanation on the theorhetical operation and motherboard interface with an Opus.

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    On the input side of the Opus are +12V, gnd, and ign connectors. THe +12V and gnd hookup just like an amp. the ign goes to something thats only on when your key is in the ign or on position. On the output side are the 20pin ATX connector, the normal Molex connectors for your optical and hard drives, and two additional wires. From my basic understanding, these two wires connect to the motherboard pins that the power switch normally connects to. When the Opus receives a signal from your ignition line, in 'hits the power switch' and begins supplying power to the ATX and Molex connectors.
    I'm not sure how the shutdown process works...
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    Hannibal, thanks for the explanation.

    Quote Originally Posted by hannibal
    I'm not sure how the shutdown process works...
    This is the part I'm having the most trouble with.

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    I think the Opus just hits the power switch after a set amount of time. I remember folks saying you have to have Windows set to reboot after power failure. But that doesnt sound very graceful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannibal
    I think the Opus just hits the power switch after a set amount of time. I remember folks saying you have to have Windows set to reboot after power failure. But that doesnt sound very graceful.
    That's exactly what I'm thinking! What does your shutdown process consist of?

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    Shutdown is a software thing. Power on/off is a hardware thing. When you shutdown your desktop, Windows tells the mobo to hit the off switch when its down. If the Opus's only connection is thru the power switch pins, I dont see how it could tell Windows to shutdown before cutting the power.
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