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    Worrid about blowing my HD and MB support question,...

    Hi, Ive finally got my componants assembled and need to get a power supply to install XP home.

    Ive tested all the parts individually by plugging them into my home PC which is about 10 years old - its an old Packard Bell.

    Most of my parts were sourced from Ebay and as such I am now only missing a power circuit board and power supply.

    I am running with a
    C136 Casetronic shell
    Epia MKII12000 MB
    512MB PC2100 DDR ultra low profile
    Samsung 80GB HD
    Matsui DVD slimline optical drive
    Lilliput 8" touchscreen

    My main concern at the moment is getting a circuit board and power supply so I can plug it in at home and install XP home and then decide on a front end and software without overloading it and blowing it.

    Once this has been done Ill keep the power supply for home use and then bug you guys for advice on a car power supply.

    At last I can see light at the end of my car PC tunnel - although rather faint!

    BIG thanks for all your posts, If they wasnt here, along with this forum I would never had attempted this project!

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    Just use your power supply from your "old Packard Bell" to install your software and when you decide to install it in your car a M2-atx will work fine with what you have...

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    Actually the packard bell I have (from about 10yrs ago) uses an AT power supply not ATX, so the M2 wont work. You will need to get an AT and inverter as well.
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    I bought a PSU from newegg for $11 and just used that. Plus if you get a M2-ATX controller you can cut the ends off the power supply and simulate ignition as well. Worked perfect for desktop testing/setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoAddict View Post
    I bought a PSU from newegg for $11 and just used that. Plus if you get a M2-ATX controller you can cut the ends off the power supply and simulate ignition as well. Worked perfect for desktop testing/setup.
    notice the ATX. The packard bells usually use the older standard of AT. There is no pin 14 which allows a soft off. This is why the old machines had the "it is now safe to turn off your computer" because everytime you shut it off, it was off. Same as if you pulled the plug. Today when a computer shuts down it is still using power.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
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    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    Cheers everyone. Had a few XP home install problems then realised that I was loosing all feed to my LCD TV in the front room. Plugged in the Lilliput and eveything was viewable.

    Just waiting for some spare cash so I can get the M2-ATX. There isnt much space left inside the case so does anyone know if its possible to house it outside in its own unit?

    Just to recap Im running an Epia MKII 12000 inside a Travla C156.

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