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    Sorted the aux input adaptor with Steve and acquired a ground loop isolator from Maplins (£7.99). Almost ready to install to my Focus, just a power issue to mobo to sort out.
    Thanks for your help guys.
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    Sorted the aux input adaptor with Steve and acquired a ground loop isolator from Maplins (£7.99). Almost ready to install to my Focus, just a power issue to mobo to sort out.
    Thanks for your help guys.
    What's your power issue ?

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    I'm using a iCue book pc with 6pin power supply to the motherbord (sfx psu to micro atx, I think). The hard drive, cd rom and floppy are powered from the motherboard. I want to use dc-dc power supply, due to space if nothing else, but most seem to have 20 pin atx output.
    Just received advice on another thread to use and adapt the P1280. Will check this out later tonight. Maplins did not have any advice for this issue.
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    I'm using a iCue book pc with 6pin power supply to the motherbord (sfx psu to micro atx, I think). The hard drive, cd rom and floppy are powered from the motherboard. I want to use dc-dc power supply, due to space if nothing else, but most seem to have 20 pin atx output.
    Just received advice on another thread to use and adapt the P1280. Will check this out later tonight. Maplins did not have any advice for this issue.
    Not familiar with the iCue pc, but if the psu has only 6 pins get a meter on them and check out the voltages...you'll know what you are dealing with then.

    Wizz
    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
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    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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    Hey Wizz great install, simply great!!! I have the same screen, and I have to tell you I'm really ****ed it doesn't have auto switch to AV. How are you with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    Hey Wizz great install, simply great!!! I have the same screen, and I have to tell you I'm really ****ed it doesn't have auto switch to AV. How are you with that?
    Thanks, pleased you liked it. Really disapointed no AV switch ( specially with reversing cam), but the screens good.
    Changed to Road Runner from Mediacar since these pics, which supports a web cam via TV module. Some Guys use these but the're not as good as a Colour/IR so I'm staying put and hoping I can sort a solution in the future.

    Next add-on is likely to be a flip down roof screen for the rear seats, so they can watch movies etc. I'll probably end a "Taxi Driver" if I do that, with everyone crammed in the back and front passenger seat empty !!
    What frontend are you using ?

    Wizz
    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz
    Thanks, pleased you liked it. Really disapointed no AV switch ( specially with reversing cam), but the screens good.
    Changed to Road Runner from Mediacar since these pics, which supports a web cam via TV module. Some Guys use these but the're not as good as a Colour/IR so I'm staying put and hoping I can sort a solution in the future.

    Next add-on is likely to be a flip down roof screen for the rear seats, so they can watch movies etc. I'll probably end a "Taxi Driver" if I do that, with everyone crammed in the back and front passenger seat empty !!
    What frontend are you using ?

    Wizz

    Wizz, I am wiring mine in via the serial port to automate the web cam/camera in showing when reversing. I'll let you know how it goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    Wizz, I am wiring mine in via the serial port to automate the web cam/camera in showing when reversing. I'll let you know how it goes
    Hi Stevie,
    My problem is I'm stuck with an AV input so I'd have to go WebCam, Right ?
    I like the IR part of my Cam... I've not seen any WebCams with IR, have you?

    Wizz
    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz
    Hi Stevie,
    My problem is I'm stuck with an AV input so I'd have to go WebCam, Right ?
    I like the IR part of my Cam... I've not seen any WebCams with IR, have you?

    Wizz
    You can get composite video to USB adapters to use existing ones and IR webcams are available too:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ayphotohosting
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    You can get composite video to USB adapters to use existing ones and IR webcams are available too:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ayphotohosting
    Wow If I can use my existing, I have suddenly become VERY INTERESTED Please put me on your mailing list Stevie.

    Wizz
    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
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