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    hard reset = thumperiffic

    Well, thanks to this forum I completed my carputer over a year ago...trouble free service until about a month ago when I had to do a hard reset (disconnect power from the battery) after it locked while playing a video.

    Since hard reseting, I get a huge thump from the speakers at the end of the resume from hibernation sequence. I've got a M2-ATX. No thump on hibernate, just on resume. It always happens at the end of resume.

    Does anyone have any theories as to what might have happened before I go tearing my dash, carputer, and car apart searching for the problem?

    If it matters:
    2006 Tacoma
    JL audio AMP
    M2-ATX

    Please ask for more info if required. I've seen threads about adding delays inline, but i'd prefer just to get it back working the way it was when the remote trigger from the M2 seemed to do the trick.
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    the remote trigger on the M2 is just a timed delay. It does not sense when the system is ready to turn the amp on.

    Could just be that the system takes a little bit longer to initialize the sound device from resume then it did before and now that timed trigger is too short. Windows systems do start to add crap as time goes on. Could just be coincidence and have nothing to do with the hard reset. You also say near the end of the resume sequence which sort of goes along with the "just taking longer to resume" theory. Try a disk defrag, clean the registry, delete unused crap, that sort of maintenance stuff.
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    Just the insight I was hoping for.

    I'll give it a try now and report back.

    Cheers.
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    I just ran a couple of experiments. I defragged the drive and closed almost all running programs, let it hibernate and then restarted it....still have the thump at the end of hibernation...presumably when the computer turns its speakers on.

    Because I did this in the dark, I was able to watch to see when my amp powers off and on by watching for the glow from its blue LEDs. The amp powers off immediately after I turn the key off (while the PSU provides the hibernate pulse) thus preventing any thump.

    When I turn it on, however, the computer posts and then a few seconds later (even before the hibernation resuming screen comes up) the amp powers up....probably five seconds or so after turning the key.

    Might there be some fuse that got blown? I don't recall exactly how I set the PSU remote delay...is there anything there that might "reset" after a voltage spike?


    Definitely scratching my head here.
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    Not that it solves your problem but the standard remote wire on delay for the M2 is 5 seconds. There is only one fuse and it is the main power fuse, and nothing to reset. There is no way that I am aware of to change the delay on the remote trigger. You can only adjust the soft/hard off with the jumpers.
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    What has seemed to solve the problem is turning the main volume of the computer down to about 1/4. It had gotten set to full by winamp when I was watching the video that locked the computer in the first place. Frodoplayer adjusts the wave output anyway, so the main volume should remain where i set it.

    Now, I don't get the thump, but there is still a click...not nearly as loud/distressing though. I'll continue to fiddle and update if anything fixes it completely.
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