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    testing opus outside of car

    i know this has been gone over but i cant find the damn threads in search
    i swear there was also a sticky but thats dissapeared as well

    anyway

    im trying to test my 150w opus in my home
    ive hooked up another psu to feed 12v to the opus, i have that psu on but shorting the green wire on the atx cable with a ground (via a trusty paper clip)
    the opus gets power and goes into idle state waiting for ignition (green blink every 100ms)

    i cant get past this though
    ive tried connecting the ignition line to the 12v source and still get nothing

    am i doing something wrong?


    thanks

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    Did you connect the motherboard power connector from the Opus to your motherboard's Power On header ? If not, the Opus will not power on even if the Ignition wire is supplied with +12V. BTW, the connector is polarity-sensitive - if it doesn't work, switch it around.

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    yes i did and the polarity is correct

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    ok i got it working
    apparently you need to leave the ignition line on the 12v source for 10 seconds or so and THEN it turns on
    everything works properly now

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