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    I have the same problem with my M4. I sent...

    I have the same problem with my M4. I sent e-mails to Mini-Box and finally received a reply. I've posted my e-mail and their reply below. and if I've done it right the new firmware should also be...
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    Well, the 528T timer idea didn't work out. The...

    Well, the 528T timer idea didn't work out. The description didn't feel right so I called the manufacturer and told them what I had planned and they said it wouldn't work for that. They said I need...
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    I've made a little more progress. Since the...

    I've made a little more progress. Since the M4-ATX anti-thump doesn't trigger when it's supposed to and I can't get Minibox to read let alone respond to their e-mails, I have to do something else. ...
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    Here's my advice regarding hot air plastic...

    Here's my advice regarding hot air plastic welders...DON'T DO IT! That's just my experience. They melt and warp too broad an area for working on a bezel. Use the soldering iron type instead. ...
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    I'm Back

    I see it has been nearly a year since I last posted about my project. That's because it has been nearly a year since I last did anything with it! I finally have a little time lately and have been...
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    Sorry all, I've been a bit stagnant on my CarPC...

    Sorry all, I've been a bit stagnant on my CarPC project. My engine started getting jealous and demanded some attention. I started out just fixing a vacuum leak, but one distraction led to another...
  7. That bezel turned out great. Nice work!

    That bezel turned out great. Nice work!
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    I live in the little town of Sumner, WA. I keep...

    I live in the little town of Sumner, WA. I keep hoping to see some CarPC events around here but haven't yet.

    The GPS receiver is a Delorme Earthmate BT-20 that came with the street atlas software...
  9. Why did you decide to move the pc to under the...

    Why did you decide to move the pc to under the passenger seat from the console? I really liked the console idea.

    Ron
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    I just used an old jigsaw with a metal cutting...

    I just used an old jigsaw with a metal cutting blade for the main shape, drilled some holes and used a dremel with a cut off wheel, then filed with needle files.

    Good luck,

    Ron
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    GPS is mounted

    My plan to mount my GPS in the dash behind the windshield worked perfectly. On the 80's Corvettes cars have Bose or non-Bose stereo systems. The non-Bose systems have the front speakers mounted in...
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    Thanks, it was indeed the ribbon cable. I...

    Thanks, it was indeed the ribbon cable. I intentionally left it connected while I've been doing my fab work, but I must have yanked on it a bit too hard recently.

    Roin
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    Bump. Help me Forrest, help me! * Edit * I...

    Bump. Help me Forrest, help me!

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    I figured it out. The ribbon cable to the back of the monitor was pulled out slightly on one end. I disconnected then reconnected and all is well...
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    EBY701 Image is flipped!

    I have my relatively new EBY701 (about 6 months old) hooked to my carputer on my desk and have been playing with it off and on for months without any issues. Today I turned the carputer on just to...
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    If your M3 is having the same problem my M4 did...

    If your M3 is having the same problem my M4 did the it may be "holding" the power button on. You can try disconnecting the cable that goes from the psu to the on switch and then turn on the PSU. ...
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    A little more progress

    I've made a little more progress since my last post. I've made one plastic cover, decided I didn't like it, then made a different one.

    First I made the cover over the ports which brings the front...
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    I like figuring out things as I go along too. I...

    I like figuring out things as I go along too. I get the major points straight in my head and then go for it. Anyway, I was thinking maybe a flip down screen would be easier. slide out the screen...
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    Sorry, no. I haven't run across that one yet. I...

    Sorry, no. I haven't run across that one yet. I had a problem where it would turn on the fan and then stop after a second, but never after 15. It turned out to be "holding" the on button. When I...
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    All the good stuff is mounted

    I finished mounting the SD card to the bracket. I had to make two supports which I intended to plastic weld to the SD reader. Unfortunately, none of the plastic I tried would stick properly. So I...
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    The wire to J8 should have come with the the M4,...

    The wire to J8 should have come with the the M4, but the USB cable doesn't. It shouldn't be too difficult to make the cable using some old led or power switch cables from an old case. I made a test...
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    A little more progress

    I made the holes and slots in the metal bracket. I ended up having to turn the USB ports sideways to allow enough room for the screw holes. It still fits, but I'd prefer them to be horizontal. I...
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    Exactly. I'll have a panel mount stereo jack...

    Exactly. I'll have a panel mount stereo jack connected to the bracket and plugged into one of the input ports on the PC.
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    Mounting bracket almost done

    I made some more progress on my mounting bracket and have the screen mounted now. I still need to work on the USB, SD, MP3, and volume knob section on the right.
    For now, here's how it's looking:...
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    Thanks, glad you like it. I bought the SD card...

    Thanks, glad you like it. I bought the SD card reader from the local Fred Meyers of all places! It started as jut an experiment so I didn't want to spend too much money. It is USB and can handle...
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    Sticky: Mine ignores any USB entered settings too. I...

    Mine ignores any USB entered settings too. I e-mailed mini-box about it and they never responded. In my case I can't get the anti-thump settings to change.

    Ron
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