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    Arrow DVD drive in dash with computer in trunk?

    One thing that has slightly prevented me from starting the build of my carPC is that I can't find a way to insert CDs and DVDs in the same place that my head unit is currently sitting. My plan was to put the carPC box somewhere in the trunk and run the necessary wires for the touchscreen, USB hub, and DVD-ROM drive.

    Is there anything I can purchase to make this easy?

    If not, does this mean I would have to create some sort of special mount to mount a DVD-ROM drive into the dash?

    Any help would be great. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supaneko View Post
    Is there anything I can purchase to make this easy?
    A USB enclosure.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    SOO... A special enclosure is required though if I want it to be "flush" mounted into my dash? There are no head unit-like DVD drives for a carPC?

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    Fit a slot-load drive into a headunit.
    No, there are no headunit-like drives for a carPC.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by supaneko View Post
    SOO... A special enclosure is required though if I want it to be "flush" mounted into my dash? There are no head unit-like DVD drives for a carPC?
    Take a look at my installation (in my sig). I put a dvd drive in my dash & it works great. Just be carefull of having too long a usb cable if your pc is in your dash. It can give troubles if > 6ft. You will also need to run a 5v line to the back of your dvd drive for power in addition to that of the power in the usb line.
    2001 PT Cuiser
    VoomPC with 1.5Ghz C7
    M2 power supply
    in dash slim tray dvd drive
    DWW-750FM c/w 7" USB touchscreen,AM/FM, 4x45W amp
    See my install here

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    Quote Originally Posted by supaneko View Post
    One thing that has slightly prevented me from starting the build of my carPC is that I can't find a way to insert CDs and DVDs in the same place that my head unit is currently sitting. My plan was to put the carPC box somewhere in the trunk and run the necessary wires for the touchscreen, USB hub, and DVD-ROM drive.

    Is there anything I can purchase to make this easy?

    If not, does this mean I would have to create some sort of special mount to mount a DVD-ROM drive into the dash?

    Any help would be great. Thanks!
    I suggest u post a picture of your existing dash with the HU. My dash have only 1 1/2 din and I manage to squeeze in a 1 din indash touchscreen and an external dvd rom.

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