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    Angry 3 months of fiddling around and NOTHING!!HELPP!!!

    OK , ive just about had it enuff to take this computer and throw it out the window then run it over. I have alternator whine. NOoo i no , your all gonna tell me to search the boards and i no this question has been answered 1000 of times but TRUST ME , ive tried everythinggg. I MEAN EVERYTHING.

    First i removed the grounding from the grounding wire and connected it to some nut cause i though that was what was making the noise. NOTHING. i tried ground loop isolaters, Nothing , i tried that other bull**** that i dont even no what its called , but its sort of like a big battery and you connect it on the power source, nothing. Then i got a new soundcard, external thru usb, put it away from all the electrical, Nothing.

    i traced down the noise from the lilliput and the laptop adapter and i dont no what there is left to do.

    My car is deff not made for this , because after like 2 week of fiddling around , i noticed my car has grounding points like every 10 inchs on the car body. Under each seat, on some lug in the console, under the radio.

    Sooo i have no idea whats left to do, and i am about to give up. You guys made it possible for me to even come this close, So im pretty sure you guys are gonna help me get thru this.

    I am using a laptop with an adapter and everything connected thru the center console.

    Any suggestions at all????

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    I too have the same problem. Lemmie guess, it works fine when you run off the battery but when you plug in power BUZZZ!!!
    Are you using a power inverter?
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    buzzzzzzzz buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz buzzzzzzzz im about to pop myself in the ***, so ******* annoying . no power inverter but i got an adapter for the laptop so im guessing it kinda a mini inverter.

    oh , and to top it all off, i think i just fried my screen. It wont turn on , that should mean its broken right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdidya
    buzzzzzzzz buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz buzzzzzzzz im about to pop myself in the ***, so ******* annoying . no power inverter but i got an adapter for the laptop so im guessing it kinda a mini inverter.

    oh , and to top it all off, i think i just fried my screen. It wont turn on , that should mean its broken right?
    Get an opus
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiTech
    Get an opus

    why would i get an opus when it is connected thru the cig lighter egg? I basically cut off the cig lighter and connected it hardwired. i dont think theres a need just to get an opus for the monitor.

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    He is using a laptop!!!

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    Ive seen a ****load of posts like mine, and it seems that a lot of other ppl are having the same problem. Could it be just the set up of the cars electical system and absolutly nothing left to do? i mean , i can't change all the grounding in my car and rewire the whole system.

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    Cool Possible solution to alternator whine


    I've just completed a carputer install (with a lot of help from my friends)
    We've found out a lot of things in the process. If you have your car stereo still connected (mine has been removed) the radio will pick up lots of nice alternator noise as the alternator sends out an fm signal. 1 solution is to remove the car stereo. Only problem is there is still a slight alternator whine picked up by my amp

    The other solution is to goto a Radio Shack /Maplin and purchase a 20amp DC noise suppressor. 3 cables are connected to the alternator and should stop all the unwanted noise.

    Hope this helps.

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    if its fine when the laptop is running on battery but buzz buzz when running on inverter ?.. then its your inverter ! Make sure its a sign wave inverter not square, square wave will cause massive interferance and also wont to your laptop much good. No means of ground loop and other such devices will help as your putting in dirty power to the laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric237



    The other solution is to goto a Radio Shack /Maplin and purchase a 20amp DC noise suppressor. 3 cables are connected to the alternator and should stop all the unwanted noise.

    Hope this helps.

    are you refering to this ?

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=270-051

    Did you think i was jokin when i said i tried everything ? i installed that , and it didnt do much.

    i cant get rid of my headunit cause then i would have to get an amp for the speakers and a fm bs , and my carputer is not in the best state right now and is nowhere near being done so thats not even an option for me.

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