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  1. Two LCDs/machines in car - one WinCE, one Carputer - anyone else?

    Hi,

    Looks like the stock headunit in my 2006 Mazda 3 has died, and I'm faced with either getting a replacement ($200 from wreckers) or an Eonon replacement running Windows CE ($288). I've used...
  2. Mac Mini 2,1 with Carnetix PSU + Windows 7 = all good?

    Hi,

    I've been using a very cheap Mini ITX setup in my carputer for some time now, using a Carnetix PSU. It works well, but is bigger than I'd like and probably a little power hungry.

    Since I'm...
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    My experience of BlueSoleil (10) is that Android...

    My experience of BlueSoleil (10) is that Android hands free works OK, but forget it for using anything else - most things just don't work. The interface is also terrible, and confusing to navigate...
  4. I had success in significantly reducing...

    I had success in significantly reducing interference (but not completely, some minor flicking on Windows boot screen) by wrapping my VGA cable in aluminium foil, and routed it through my dashboard...
  5. Hi OldSpark, thanks for your assistance. And...

    Hi OldSpark,

    thanks for your assistance. And I seem to be off moderator post approval, hooray!

    I'd love to retune the sensing circuit but doubt that's possible. Regarding placement of the...
  6. Yes - a 35W Phillips (so not cheap) kit +...

    Yes - a 35W Phillips (so not cheap) kit + ballast. The same issue occurred without this installed however. I'm assuming I need some sort of load resistor etc. as when I turn on on the fog lights...
  7. LED/HID lighting upgrades confusing 7" VGA car LCD illumination

    Hi all,

    I installed a car PC in my Mazda 3 MPS (2006 model), with the +12 illumination wired up and working well dimming the screen when the headlights get switched on. The setup is a Mini-ITX...
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    There are plenty of flashing red 12V LEDs around,...

    There are plenty of flashing red 12V LEDs around, why not use one of those instead?
  9. Thread: GPS Lock Problems

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    I was disappointed with my BU-353 when first...

    I was disappointed with my BU-353 when first purchased, it wouldn't lock on, this was in terrible weather however. I found that I needed to drive to a sunny open sky to lock on and I've not had any...
  10. The "backup camera trigger" wire, next to the...

    The "backup camera trigger" wire, next to the illumination wire, needs to be wired up to the reverse wire on your car, not to 12V. Usually this is a wire found in large bundle behind the kick panel...
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    Thanks all for the tips - I recently built up a...

    Thanks all for the tips - I recently built up a cocktail arcade cabinet using an Ultimarc JAMMA adapter, so funny how the CarPC project uses the same sort of stuff :) Another utility found online...
  12. Found out the LCD dims correctly off the...

    Found out the LCD dims correctly off the illumination + (12V light) wire, not the standard illumination - (dimmer) wire. Works a treat now.

    (and surely this won't be a moderated post when I send...
  13. Mine is running off the secondary +12V rail of a...

    Mine is running off the secondary +12V rail of a Carnetix P1900 power supply. I was experiencing some noise on the LCD with the VGA cable mounted near the power cable, so routed both in different...
  14. Hi all, thought I'd also give a basic review...

    Hi all,

    thought I'd also give a basic review of the unit. Derrick was great to deal with and very helpful, I went outside of eBay for the sale and saved $10, it was packed amazingly well and...
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    Recommended usb keyboard button emulator?

    Hi,

    my first post on MP3Car, such a great resource :)

    I'm almost at the point of installing my CarPC in a 2006 Mazda 3 MPS, consisting of a mini ITX setup, Carnetix PSU and 7" touch panel. The...
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