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    The way I secure my laptop in my car is I use a...

    The way I secure my laptop in my car is I use a laptop locking wire and loop that back onto my cars frame. My laptop is in my trunk though, and you likely don't have the luxury of hiding the locking...
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    Laptop Power On - No Ignition Power

    Initial Problem:
    My car's fuse box is completely full with other peripherals. I took my car to two different mechanics who said the same thing, they can't run another power line that runs off the...
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    Nice Mod

    I did the same mod on my laptop too, however, I ended up just having wires stick out of it that I connected with speaker clips.
    I really like your speaker-like plug idea though, very clean!!
  4. If you are just looking for ideas to do stuff,...

    If you are just looking for ideas to do stuff, switches whatever, head down to Active Surplus on Queen St W (by Soho/Peter St). Otherwise everything else such as fabrication materials can be found at...
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    Cliffnet Pro...

    Cliffnet Pro
    http://files.filefront.com/WizPro220EXE/;6700619;;/fileinfo.html
  6. I'm from the downtown crowd.. I'm no installer...

    I'm from the downtown crowd.. I'm no installer though, and I don't know of any in the area.. I've been working on my project for the past month. Fabricated my screen bezel, put my screen in, and am...
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    yeah that looks pretty smooth. Anything that is...

    yeah that looks pretty smooth. Anything that is designed for your model and is in the form of a bracket/mounting is definitely a good idea.
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    I'm downtown Toronto (working on your carPC from...

    I'm downtown Toronto (working on your carPC from an underground garage is no fun!), I'd be up for a meet anywhere down here, but not out in the burbs.. traffic is too thick.
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    The 96 Corolla made in Canada DOES have ODBII,...

    The 96 Corolla made in Canada DOES have ODBII, but the information you can gather from it is quite limited.
    I think the US model does not have ODBII until 1997.
  10. Thread: com ports

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    I agree with Laidback, this is what happens with...

    I agree with Laidback, this is what happens with my GPS, when connected to the hub it randomly gets a COM port number, when connected directly to my pc, it always has the same COM port number.
  11. USB is for touchscreen capabilities. A wiring...

    USB is for touchscreen capabilities.

    A wiring harness is not necessary, just make sure your wires aren't dangling to avoid potential damage and then shorts-circuits.

    Not sure what softpower...
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    I've got a corolla, currently working on my...

    I've got a corolla, currently working on my install. I bought a 2nd radio bezel and I chopped out the centre air ducts and plugged the hole. Then I cut up the 2nd bezel to fit the screen. At first I...
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    It's never wise to use an extended IDE cable #1...

    It's never wise to use an extended IDE cable
    #1 reason, signal loss - This will lead to data corruption and slower transfer speeds.
    #2 reason, it is so much easier just to get a Firewire/USB...
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    Laptop Power Supply

    I bought a generic Laptop power supply on ebay for my hp zv5000 which I'm using for a carputer. I'm looking for some advice from my fellow diy'ers.

    Good news: It is outputting at my 18.5V and 6A....
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    I actually found a very neat solution recently to...

    I actually found a very neat solution recently to power a usb hub. There are tons of cellphone car chargers that charge via usb. All pushing out 5V 400ma - 500ma. So you can either get a usb hub that...
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    I just have a rocker switch on my dash that...

    I just have a rocker switch on my dash that controls the pc and the lcd screen. In the winter (just not this winter), I will leave it off, and manually flip it once I leave the car. That way it is up...
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    It appears the sensor for one of the doors isn't...

    It appears the sensor for one of the doors isn't working. This isn't the door ajar sensor, this is a separate Clifford sensor that ties into the door ajar sensor (at least that is how it is on my...
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    Burned - Canada Customs

    This is just a warning to other Canadians out there.

    I ordered my Lilliput Transflective screen today (which I am very excited about), however, I got burned with a $78.00 custom's import fee by...
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    Mounting your LCD like that might make it more...

    Mounting your LCD like that might make it more likely to get stolen. If you're putting a screen in, make it look OEM.
  20. Thread: Toronto Canada

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    There are lots of independent car audio places in...

    There are lots of independent car audio places in Scarborough. The areas that I have noticed the highest concentration (although could be others) are on Kennedy Rd between Eglinton Ave E and Lawrence...
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    My experience with shipping via eBay to avoid...

    My experience with shipping via eBay to avoid duty fees is to get them to mark the item as a gift. 90% of the time there will be no duty fees, although this is not guarenteed. This way they can still...
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    This is the #1 reason I purchased from...

    This is the #1 reason I purchased from MP3car.com... to avoid the situations that you are currently having.
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    Laptop Carputer - Slot Load DVD Options

    Hey everyone,

    new to the Carputer scene, I've been putting together a laptop from spare parts I've been gathering around town and I'm almost done. The final step in my project is to add a Slot...
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