I am currently stuck on some issues with the power settings of the P1900. I've read the manual but its a little confusing to me. I have a mac mini (w/ the mac pac).
1) Right now I'm pretty sure I have the jumper set to pulse start, but I don't have that wire connect to anything "pulsing". I don't see any options for having it start automatically when the ignition starts. Am I missing something here?
2) Secondly, is the shutdown control. The carputer is simply shutting off. I'm not sure which option I want to be using because I'm using windows. I've run into a few issues coming back out of hibernation with the boot camp install. If this is the best setting I will look at this jumper config again, but as of now it turns off (without shutting down) after 6 seconds of igniton off. Any tips here?
I think those are the two biggest issues right now. Thanks for the help.
Right now that cable is is not connected to anything. I thought I had to install th wire to a alarm system to make it work with the pulse feature. I thought (for some reason) that there would be a way to start the computer without it connected. I've been personaly turning on the computer each time. When I have the acpi plug connected then I can not turn on the power with the button, so it has been also sitting disconnected.
That explains why it won't start automatically :-)
Pulse start is for some kind of device that you trigger remotely. Like your alarm or using a wireless device on a key fob or something.
Is the yellow wire going into your P1900 connected to the accessory line of the car?
Is your Mac Pac wire connected to the Motherboard of the Mac and plugged into the cable from the P1900?
Yes I have the y cable plugged in. The base of the Y goes into the MoBo, one end into the power button, and one end out the exhaust plug.Is your Mac Pac wire connected to the Motherboard of the Mac and plugged into the cable from the P1900?
power supply is pulse start.
Sorry to bump an old thread I wanted to let everyone (in case future people have a similiar issue) that I solved it.
My mac pwoer adapter broke (the skinny plug), so I had to order a new mac pac kit. I took the old one out and thats when I noticed the green acpi wire had come diconnected from its tether to the main plug into the P1900. It was actually still in the hole, but simply not connected anymore. Installed the new one and It runs perfect. I also made a small mod:
I inserted new Y adapter into old Y Adapter so now and install a new power button by my brake lever. so now we have this:
So now if the auto start doesn't work I don't need to reach to the glove box, I just reach down and press the button.Code:P1900 auto power ----\ ===[A] power button by brake/ Original Power button ----\ ===[Mobo] [A] ---------------------/