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    Jeeputer-- 2000 Jeep Wrangler

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgJ9PqQKdjA


    Jeeputer is running n-lited Windows XP SP3 and
    Streetdeck 2.0



    Intel D945GCLF2 mini-ITX motherboard


    Motherboard Box

    voomPC 2 enclosure
    2gb Ram
    1.6GHZ Dual-core Atom 330 CPU
    32GB Parot SSD (For OS)
    160GB HDD (For Music and Videos)
    ELM5 OBDII scanner (can get it to work.)
    Wired USB GPS
    Griffin Powermate for a sweet volume knob and music scroller.


    I Had to cut the dash with a gerber.
    I put tape around the screen's edges . After placing the screen where I wanted it, I put this hardening clay on the sides and let it dry. When I remove the screen which was protected by the tape, the clay made a perfect mold of the screen, thus making a perfect fit. After some sanding and cutting and tweaking I painted and had to cut some plastic out of the inside of the jeep's dash to fit the new screen that will be in there. Took me a while, but it's so nice to have the screen in the dash, finally.

    I had this setup with the screen on a mount on top of the dash, and the whole car PC and sound system got ripped off right in front of my house. Insurance covered it, and I made sure everything got securely attached when I re-built. The sub has steel cable attaching it, and the carPC and amp are hard-core bolted in. The only thing that is realistically steal-able is the screen, if they rip my dash out.

    Streetdeck 2 is really nice. I can't get it to work with the OGG format yet, though.

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    So this setup is getting a screen upgrade from here: 10' capacitive from chalk-elec

    My old crappy ebay screen has been slowly dying for years and completely broken for months. It's amazing that the PC itself is still fine. No need to remove it to fix anything since 2009. Over the years I've switched from Streetdeck 2, to Freeice, Open mobile, Centrafuze, Ride Runner, I ended up on XBMC with a carPC skin and Windows 8.1.

    I'll post progress pics: I have a second Chalk-elec 10' screen on the way because the first one arrived cracked:
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    They gave me 50% off a second screen and I reluctantly accepted. They say they will refund me fully if/when DHL gives them the $$ from the insurance claim.

    Atleast I have the broken screen to properly shape the dash with.
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    It's up and running. This new screen is fantastic. I can't recommend it more. Anyone out buying resistive VGA screens in 2015 needs to check yourself.
    Random thoughts: This crappy intel mini-ITX from 2008 is really showing it's age. Might be time to buy something from this decade.
    XBMC's name changed?
    Does windows 8 have anything good for navigation? I'm still using garmin mobile PC and it runs like crap.
    What CarPC skin should I get? The one I have is certainly outdated by now.

    Issues: I have a power supply related problem. Seems like it's been going on for a while, but I never noticed because before the Jeep's VGA screen would shut off with the ignition, but this new screen is USB powered and will be on as long as the PC is on, so I get to see what the PC is doing after I turn off the ignition. I've got an M2-ATX power supply. I believe I've got it set to send the shut down signal a couple seconds after you turn off the ignition and then hard off after 1 minute. Well It shuts off fine, but once it's off it starts booting up again immediately and gets killed by the hard off shortly after reaching the desktop. That's stupid. Why is it turning back on? This happens every time I turn off the car. I live in a really crime ridden area and I have to park on the street, so I'm not into advertising to people that this car (which has a soft top) has special valuable equipment in it, so if this PC keeps booting back up when I turn the car off it's going to catch a few people's eyes. Gotta find out if it's the PSU going bad or a problem with my settings. Another problem is I've got the PC locked in with a key lock, which I don't remember where the key for is lol. I've got to break that lock off to investigate further.

    Any tips/advice for the DC-DC PSU would be much appreciated.
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    i really didnt get a clear picture of what you are asking ? I know that i have a switch between the ignition and the m2 so when i dont want it to switch on then i am having the button of . the other way around is to use the m2 jumpers as a regular psu but i think it is quite dangerous for ur battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy_Feet View Post
    i really didnt get a clear picture of what you are asking ? I know that i have a switch between the ignition and the m2 so when i dont want it to switch on then i am having the button of . the other way around is to use the m2 jumpers as a regular psu but i think it is quite dangerous for ur battery.
    Symptoms:

    Turn on car: Car PC turns on. Everything ok.

    Turn off car: Car PC turns off-- Then immediately turns back on, boots up to the desktop and in a few seconds gets power cut off/ HARD OFF (because of my jumper settings for the 1 minute hard off timer from the M2-ATX).

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    So, I don't want the Car PC to turn back on immediately after turning off.

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    Wake on mouse/keyboard? Or wake on usb......had those probs before.bios update at all recently?

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    Check your bios for a setting about last state on power failure. Some bios had a setting to return it to last state after power reset. SNO

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    have you cjhecked the wiring to the 3 pins on the m2 for ? also there is a connection between the mobo and atx concerning the on off command . i have read that it does have a polarity you can check this too.

    but most important did you changed anything to the carpc these days ? i also had a similar problem that had to do with something on the relay. my solution was to install a diode .
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    Thanks for all the tips.

    Update:
    I broke a bunch of Sh#t. So pulled out the computer and monitor to continue troubleshooting the power supply problem, and being the idiot I am I left power connected while removing the mobo from the case and saw a spark when one of the components touched the metal case. Immediately realised I just F-ed up big time. The 2008 Intel Atom CPU/mobo combo board never booted again. After punching myself repeatedly I picked out an affordable, modern replacement. Found locally at Fry's too. Here are the new jeeputer specs:

    Mobo: ASUS Micro ATX AM1I-A
    CPU: AMD Athlon 5350 APU, 2.05Ghz 4core
    Ram: 4GB ddr3 1600mhz

    I'm kinda glad I broke the old Mobo. Turns out the PSU problem is gone now, so it seems it was caused by the old motherboard. I also don't have to mess around with VGA to HDMI converter cause new mobo has an HDMI port which the 2008 intel lacked. I also now have some options to use android. I can plug my phone in and use Samsung Sidesync to control my phone from the touchscreen, which is awesome (the app didn't work on the old HW)

    So After getting the new PC settled I managed to break my Chalk-elec screen. I didn't properly read the instructions to enable USB power and ended up frying components on the circuit card. They were nice enough to sell me the individual circuit card, so It's on the way and hopefully that will get the screen working again. I'm on a really great breaking electronics streak. Broke a 52" HDTV a few weeks ago, and I also broke an HDMI switcher today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kill_dano View Post
    Thanks for all the tips.

    Mobo: ASUS Micro ATX AM1M-A
    CPU: AMD Athlon 5350 APU, 2.05Ghz 4core
    Ram: 4GB ddr3 1600mhz
    man i am in love with this cpu . this will be my next setup . i am trying to find a good excuse for my wife to add this too to our budget . anyway nice setup . when you ll have an opinion about the kabini please share.
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