M1-atx Problem (and yes I did a search)
Maybe someone can help me.
I have an ampie case with a m-12000 80gb laptop drive and an m1-atx. I ran a 4gauge wire from the battery to the trunk, in the trunk I have a 4 to 8 guage distro block (so I can power the 4 channel amp and the computer). Before you ask they are each on there own fuse and the run of 8 gauge wire is only 2 foot long to each. The Amp is mounted 4 feet (aprox) from the carputer to prevent any noise problems. The amp is only 50X4 rms so I am positive that I am not pulling too much juice on the 90W m1-atx and the 200W amp. I know that 200 is the average but the amp really has nothing to do with the problem, i just figured it would be easy to list everything so that someone didn't come back and say did you try removing the amp (which I did anyway). The carputer is mounted on the back of the seat.
While testing and setting everything up the carputer was mounted on the back of the seat but the seat was always folded down so I can get to the wires and manually restart the computer if needed. It worked great, the accessory wire would start and stop the computer (hibernate). But once I started driving around with the seat in the normal position everything started to get screwed up. The first time I start the car it would start up and boot, then I would shut the car off and do whatever, and when I came back out the car the fans for the carputer are still running. I turn the car back on and look at the screen and it is black I must admit that I only have an rca input on the screen I am using right now. So there may be more information on the screen but I can not see it. I will have the real screen in as soon as I get time to drill out the stripped screw in the factory head unit. But anyway at this point the machine will not start or stop. If I open the seat like when I was testing and do a hard reboot the machine will start working again as soon as I start the car. And will work for as many cycles as I like as long as I dont close the seat. I dont think it is a wiring problem since nothing gets touched (plugged back in) when I open the seat, and I dont think that it would be something pulling on the wires since I dont have them all in wire ties yet (waiting till everything is run and working).
Any ideas welcome...