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    computer not starting when i hook it up in my car...

    i have my computer all togeather. epia 10000 and the m1 atx. i hook the red and white to 12+ and black to a ground. and nothing happens.

    i used a meter to measure 12.34V form the car so the juice is there...
    when i tried to read the amps there were sparks shootin around? and my meter just beeps and says error or something. and its not because i had the + cable plugged into the wrong side of the meter.

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    i guess i might try to start it up with my power supply from my home PC to make sure its not the board or something.

    also the fuse is fine in the m1

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    I'm pretty certain that the red is +12v (to the battery) and the white should go to a switched IGN line (like the radio or cigarette lighter). When it senses power on that line, it initiates bootup.
    From the manual:
    J11 = battery
    J12 = ignition
    J13 = ground
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    yeah i know that but if you hook up red and white it should matter... it should just boot up. The computer starts fine when i hook it up to the power supply in my home PC. so it must have somehting to do with the power supply...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cass944
    yeah i know that but if you hook up red and white it should matter... it should just boot up. The computer starts fine when i hook it up to the power supply in my home PC. so it must have somehting to do with the power supply...
    Cass, be more specific. This was mentioned yesterday, you are not giving enough information.

    Do you have power on the red AND white wires, and ground on the black wire? Also, you may have to connect the red wire first, and then wait a second or two to connect the white wire.

    Did you connect the mother board wire between the power supply and the motherboard. There is a wire that must be connected between the power button "pins" on your motherboard and the power supply so that the "power button" on the mother board can be "pushed" by the power supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cass944
    i have my computer all togeather. epia 10000 and the m1 atx. i hook the red and white to 12+ and black to a ground. and nothing happens.

    i used a meter to measure 12.34V form the car so the juice is there...
    when i tried to read the amps there were sparks shootin around? and my meter just beeps and says error or something. and its not because i had the + cable plugged into the wrong side of the meter.

    Because AMP must be measured in series, not in parallel. Besically, to measure amps, you "cut" the red wire, and then connect one of the meters probes to one side of the now cut wire, and the other probe to the other side of the cut wire, like this

    Car battery-------->X<--meter-->X<----------power supply
    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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    ahhh ok that explains the problem with the meter.

    Ill try hooking up red, then waiting to hook up white...

    now if i could just figure out how to get the thing to recognise my cd drive so i could install xp....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cass944
    ahhh ok that explains the problem with the meter.

    Ill try hooking up red, then waiting to hook up white...

    now if i could just figure out how to get the thing to recognise my cd drive so i could install xp....

    Try flipping the cable.

    You really should not be multiple posting. That is your third or 4th post in 2 days. Remember to read, read, read before you post. Also, posting should be something you do as an end resort, not the first thing. See, you posted your CD problem, but then figured it out yourself. That is what you need to be doing more. Also, you should probably be posting in the Newbie section.

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