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    Bit of a bump on an old thread here but I thought...

    Bit of a bump on an old thread here but I thought it might be better than starting a new one..

    I was using a infrared reciver to download data from a electrical tester to my laptop for viewing....
  2. Random question - Backwards 'printing' onto laptop.

    Hi,
    Rather random question but here you go.. Only really related to my carpc as the truck split battery keeps having problems
    I am about to buy a Midtronics Battery tester, As it tests it records...
  3. How to fix a home audio amplifier (cyrus smartpower)

    Hi all,
    I know this has nothing to do with my car pc. But..
    I have a cyrus smartpower power amp at home and the power light just blinks red because the internal fuses both blow when I power it up....
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    If you have some suitable thinners you can thin...

    If you have some suitable thinners you can thin down some hardned and stipple it into the wet spots with a stiff brush.
    You will struggle to get it right through though unless you have a vacuum pump...
  5. yea, i was talking about a home pc but the same...

    yea, i was talking about a home pc but the same $/gb applies to any computer.

    You are right about twice the amount of noise is not twice as loud.
    2 lots of 2db still only sounds like 2db.
    You...
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    If you stay inland you might be ok. I think the...

    If you stay inland you might be ok. I think the main problem was that we were out fishing overnight and the moist air at dawn and dusk must have put a load of salt in the air..
  7. Yea, i did the same. I just bought another case,...

    Yea, i did the same. I just bought another case, put a power supply in it and bought some rack mount cables to run between the 2 cases.
    As for hard drive heat, the second case has a case fan but it...
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    the main issue on the home pc forums at the...

    the main issue on the home pc forums at the moment is quite cooling.
    I reckon you would have to fill the box with oil (and put a heatsink on the outside) if you want a water proof box otherwise the...
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    the edges of the cpu look fine. when you flip it...

    the edges of the cpu look fine. when you flip it over about half the pins have stayed in the socket and the rest are pitted like mad if you look at them under a mag glass!

    worse part is its only...
  10. noise is an issue yea, if your using 2 drives at...

    noise is an issue yea, if your using 2 drives at the same time you get twice the noise but you also get twice the data rates - i can strip data at 600mbs on my home system.
    Again you do get more...
  11. get a usb converter and use your 200gb. I use a...

    get a usb converter and use your 200gb.
    I use a regular 300gb drive on a usb converter (use hot glue to keep the plug in on the pc end) I put all the music on the 300gb and the video on the laptop...
  12. whats the deal with sata hard drives (cost per GB)

    Ok, I look on my regular pc supplies site.
    The 'most popular' section is almost like a hardware review by itself!

    But, most people seam to be buying 500gb sata drives over 400gb drives. When you...
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    A boat pc - the worst idea in the world!

    Ok, so my car pc is not so bad but,
    I spent the weekend 'on board' bit of fishing so we took a sony viao laptop out and plugged it to the battery using a car power supply.
    we played music on it non...
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    I installed the motherboard drivers that came...

    I installed the motherboard drivers that came with the laptop and also downloaded and installed the latest bios.
    This improved the problem, half the time i got the message, the other 50% of the time...
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    was only going to try and confirm that the supply...

    was only going to try and confirm that the supply was dead as the led on it is still working.
    the other 2 power supplies died properly. light and all.
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    How do you test it in series, just had a look in...

    How do you test it in series, just had a look in my laptop and there is no way of getting to the back of the connector. I can't think of anything else that uses 19v either.
    I guess i tap in to the...
  17. Carnetix p1290 slow power-up problem..

    Hi, I have the CNX-P1290. This only powers my xenarc screen (12v) and a usb hdd (12v and 5V).
    My laptop has its own power supply (diffrent problem).

    Now, when i turn off my car the laptop goes...
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    Ok. I broke it. Yea, I have only blown the fuse...

    Ok. I broke it. Yea, I have only blown the fuse that fed the thing but i have replaced the fuse and its still only giving me 14v out. This is much the same voltage as my fag lighter socket so i dont...
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    The power supply has a 4mm pulg on the end of a...

    The power supply has a 4mm pulg on the end of a lead. my + probe went on the inside of the plug and my - probe on the outside (shield) of the plug.

    Before you say it I didn't short it out. Honest....
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    19v power supplies keep blowing..

    Hi, I have a laptop for my car pc and got myself one of those 12 - 19 vold converters. This was a cheap 30 job that gave me 10v to 24v outputs by means of a slide switch. This was rated at a 6amp...
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    Adding a changer to a VW Golf..

    Hi, My car pc is in and working..
    I now have a redundunt sony 10cd changer..

    Anybody know if the golfs still use sony head units?
    I know they used to (my transporter had one) but my girl friends...
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    Yea, I have found plenty of tools to do it but I...

    Yea, I have found plenty of tools to do it but I cant find one that will just let you click on the media folder and convert the lot.
    Every one I have tried I have had to click the media folder, open...
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    Converting 300GB of .wav into mp3's?

    Hi All,
    As the title says:
    I have about 300gb of audio all in .wav files. They are stored on a single drive in folders like C:MEDIA/ARTIST/ALBUM/TRACKTITLE
    Each file (song) is give the name...
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    bump. yes, it's been a year.

    bump.
    yes, it's been a year.
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    Just an up-date on this.. It's been working for a...

    Just an up-date on this.. It's been working for a year now :)
    I ended up connecting a 'y' cable to the 2 'sub out's ' on my audiocontrol equiser then running a single (mono) cable to the amp where i...
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