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    This is because...

    That DLL file is not an ActiveX control! It seems like that DLL just needs to be present (either in the Windows System directory or in the same dir as the main app).

    As an application developer I...
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    I agree. The whole idea of the sample policy is...

    I agree. The whole idea of the sample policy is for companies to be able to get parts easily and quickly without having to buy them. This makes it easier to develop products that use those parts,...
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    Aaron - Did you ever find out what exactly...

    Aaron -

    Did you ever find out what exactly went bad in your old supply? This might be good to know for those who have the same supply...
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    I heard IE6 doesn't have built-in Java support...

    I heard IE6 doesn't have built-in Java support out-of-the-box. I believe if you want Java support, you'll have to download a separate patch and install it. I'm not totally certain so those who have...
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    I've also experienced strange Windows errors due...

    I've also experienced strange Windows errors due to a malfunctioning power supply. If anyone keeps getting Protection Fault or memory errors, try using a different power supply; it may just solve...
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    When in an "off" state, ATX motherboards draw...

    When in an "off" state, ATX motherboards draw power from a special 5V line called 5VSB (5 volt stand-by). The ATX spec allows for several hundred mA to be drawn from this line for things like WOL...
  7. FYI many of the inexpensive PC's such as...

    FYI many of the inexpensive PC's such as E-Machines and the BookPCs use small PSUs around 60W. I doubt you will need a full 200W PSU to power the setup you're building.

    For example, my system has...
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    Since my PSU is a DC-DC ATX, I have a momentary...

    Since my PSU is a DC-DC ATX, I have a momentary lighted pushbutton in the dash that controls the CarPC's power supply just like the button/power LED on the front of an ATX case.

    To start the PC, I...
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    The only way to send DATA to the headunit is to...

    The only way to send DATA to the headunit is to either use RDS like Raas mentioned, or to send the data over the headunit's data bus pins. These pins are used for interface with CD-changers and...
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    pinkysqueaks - How did you get the computer to...

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    How did you get the computer to hibernate from software? What API call(s) did you use?

    --Jason
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    How do you plan on supporting DVD playback under...

    How do you plan on supporting DVD playback under DOS?

    What kind of expansion is available? PCMCIA? USB? Firewire?

    What kind of display options will you have available?
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    Wow, I have the EXACT same USB adaptor and it...

    Wow, I have the EXACT same USB adaptor and it also melted! :( I had it on the rear deck of the car for about a week, and I went to take it out to mount it better and it was all melted! Sofar it...
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    I have a power moonroof on my Honda Accord in...

    I have a power moonroof on my Honda Accord in which the outside glass section moves down between the interior uphostery on the ceiling and the outside sheetmetal of the car's roof.

    I wonder if I...
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    Charles - Why should he just get rid of his...

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    Why should he just get rid of his m/b? I hope you were just joking... That's not the only way to speed up his BIOS boot time!

    Schrodos, you can try the following:

    1. Set the BIOS...
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    Here's what I'm thinking: I have a USB 802.11...

    Here's what I'm thinking:

    I have a USB 802.11 adaptor that is always on. Since I have an ATX DC-DC PSU in my car, there is a +5VSB signal always present on the motherboard. The USB port is also...
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    If you want to spend a lot of time soldering and...

    If you want to spend a lot of time soldering and tinkering with the keyboard to make it work, go right ahead! :)

    An easier solution would be to buy a small keyboard at a local computer store. ...
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    nevb - This isn't the LCD panel I and several...

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    This isn't the LCD panel I and several others bought for $30.00 surplus about a year ago, is it? I bought a LCD unit with the same Sharp LCD, touchscreen (w/controller), backlight,...
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    My system draws about 2.5A while running, 1.0A in...

    My system draws about 2.5A while running, 1.0A in standby, and around 100mA while off (+5VSB is always active since my PSU is a DC-DC ATX)

    (See below for description of my setup)
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    Like I said, most of the newer units aren't...

    Like I said, most of the newer units aren't simply a pin you connect to ground or +12V to make it think there's a CD changer. The head unit actually talks over the bus to "ask" if there's a CD...
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    I have seen the 128k Richchet modem at FRY's and...

    I have seen the 128k Richchet modem at FRY's and other retailers for $99.00. The external version is serial and USB, and has a jack for a DC power supply (it does have internal LiON batteries, but...
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    My very first PSU was built with linear...

    My very first PSU was built with linear regulators. I used 3 adjustable ones in parallel. The problem is linear regulators are insanely inefficient. They may work fine inside small electronic...
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    I think most of the modern CD-changer interfaces...

    I think most of the modern CD-changer interfaces aren't just "trigger" interfaces, but they have a real network-type setup. This is how track/title information is sent to the display and commands...
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    az1324 - I have seriously thought about doing...

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    I have seriously thought about doing this myself too. I could relocate my head unit to the trunk, where there is more room for it, and run a small ribbon cable from where the faceplate...
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    Not to mention the FireWire cable is a LOT...

    Not to mention the FireWire cable is a LOT thinner and easier to route through the car than a bunch of CAT-5 cable or a ribbon cable.. SCSI is good, but the cables can get expensive (I've seen some...
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    I am using a USB LinkSys module in my car -- it...

    I am using a USB LinkSys module in my car -- it works great. I have DHCP set up on my Windows 2000 server at home so when the car pulls up outside it gets assigned an IP address automatically. I...
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