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    2000 Benz ML320 CarPC

    Actually started building my CarPC. I still haven't picked a mobo. Guess,I'm committed now.

    EDIT:
    The 1st pic is my car's stock MCS (Module Control System) which is a double DIN cassette stereo unit that integrates with navigation/CD changer/cell phone. (With all the fingerprints, you might think it's a touch screen, but it's not and it only displays GPS video, unless you opt for a $1200 mod by NAV-TV.com The unit's entire front panel with the the 5" LCD screen folds down to reveal the cassette player in the lower DIN and the GPS navigation drive in the upper DIN. Since I don't have the navigation unit, my upper DIN was empty, so I thought it was a perfect place to put the DVD-CD-RW drive and a media card reader.

    The 2nd pic shows the installed Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW, Media Card Reader, and USB 2.0 port in the empty DVD-Navigation bay.

    I wanted to post a picture as the official starting point, just to chronical how long it takes me to finish.
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    Panasonic Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW
    7" Lilliput (Touchscreen)
    Casetronic C137 w/ 90W PSU (Temp)
    19V Laptop Adapter (Temp)

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    Hey that's pretty cool! So you re-using all the navi housing/control/screen etc...?

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    Wow looks factory! Great job. Will you be sending a video feed to the navi screen?
    - 3+ years & still no carputer!
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    Yes, I'm using the empty DVD-Navigation bay for the drive; however the only integration will be the audio line in using the CD-Changer plug.

    No, it doesn't display video, except from GPS. Although Nav-TV.com will modify the HU to accept a video feed, but $$$. I've got a Lilliput, just trying to decide where to mount.

    Thanks for the kind words.
    Scott

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    Epia M-10000
    XP Pro; 512MB; 60GB (2.5")
    Panasonic Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW
    7" Lilliput (Touchscreen)
    Casetronic C137 w/ 90W PSU (Temp)
    19V Laptop Adapter (Temp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ose-ml320
    Yes, I'm using the empty DVD-Navigation bay for the drive; however the only integration will be the audio line in using the CD-Changer plug.

    No, it doesn't display video, except from GPS. Although Nav-TV.com will modify the HU to accept a video feed, but $$$. I've got a Lilliput, just trying to decide where to mount.

    Thanks for the kind words.
    If you decide to get rid of the stock navi, you could mount the Lilliput where the old screen/controls are- that would be pretty cool with the drives behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti
    If you decide to get rid of the stock navi, you could mount the Lilliput where the old screen/controls are- that would be pretty cool with the drives behind it.
    Unfortunately, I don't have the skills to manufacture that setup. I had enough trouble cutting the plastic faceplate for the drive to poke through.
    Scott

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    Epia M-10000
    XP Pro; 512MB; 60GB (2.5")
    Panasonic Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW
    7" Lilliput (Touchscreen)
    Casetronic C137 w/ 90W PSU (Temp)
    19V Laptop Adapter (Temp)

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    What size is the current LCD in the NAV unit? you could theoretically swap out the LCD's, wouldn't have to do much mounting, just take apart your lilliput and swap it out. If I had that type of setup thats what I would try I guess.

    But the drives look awesome and they do certainly look factory good job.

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    IIRC, it's 5" viewable
    Scott

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    Epia M-10000
    XP Pro; 512MB; 60GB (2.5")
    Panasonic Slot SlimDVD/CD-RW
    7" Lilliput (Touchscreen)
    Casetronic C137 w/ 90W PSU (Temp)
    19V Laptop Adapter (Temp)

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    Well that kinda sux, either way you got a nice setup I'm anxious to see it when its done. I need to get off of my lazy @$$ and post pics of my setup.

    Nice job though.

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    Where did you buy that screen from?

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