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    nice car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillusion
    I dont see a worklog section? All i see is fabrication, and thats quesitons about materials. If a mod wants to move this, thats cool. Itll be finished in only a few days tho
    Cool. Just for future reference, when you click on the "Show off your project" forum, look near the top of the page for the Worklog subforum.

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    Yeah im blind, im on forum networks all the time too, just didnt see it.

    Updated my agenda for tommorow!
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    tVIEW 8" 8x6 LCD
    EPIA800
    2x128 PC133
    10.2GB HD
    Audigy Gold + Bose Speakers + Sony CDXM880 HU
    2001 Jetta CarPC Finally Done!

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    Ok heres the pics from Friday/Sunday..Heres a short problem list:

    -EPIA wont boot from RCA, doesnt detect 8" LCD as a monitor.
    -Sanded down corner of audigy btu shorted it out.
    -Harddrive gets too hot (Turned fans around)
    -Computer didnt fit under dash (Moved under seat, see pic)

    Problems im still having:
    -Inverter goes into protect mode when car starts, need to hardwire it...?
    -Going to us a VGA to RCA cable isntead of trying to make the RCA cable itself work...

    Onto the pics! (BTW, everythings installed, just waiting on VGA adapter and hardwire battery)









    All installed, cleaned and washed!







    The wireless USB adapter is in the corner of the dash still, the wires are hiden under the floorboards on the side...all the wires for the computer are hidden inside the center console and wired on the side into the Headunit/AC harness where they plug into the HU/LCD.
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    100% DONE!

    tVIEW 8" 8x6 LCD
    EPIA800
    2x128 PC133
    10.2GB HD
    Audigy Gold + Bose Speakers + Sony CDXM880 HU
    2001 Jetta CarPC Finally Done!

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    5/18/05:

    Soldered PWR/LED into mobo
    Fixed Inverter Protect problem
    Hooked up everything but LCD

    I will have pics of the unit working by the end of the week! Now lets hope my battery doesn't die.

    Heres a little rear end action for hits:

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    100% DONE!

    tVIEW 8" 8x6 LCD
    EPIA800
    2x128 PC133
    10.2GB HD
    Audigy Gold + Bose Speakers + Sony CDXM880 HU
    2001 Jetta CarPC Finally Done!

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    How come you want to hook your VGA monitor up to RCA's? that doesn't make much sense, because the signal quality is going to be bad... and you won't be able to read text very well at all. You should stick to S-video or the vga input, unless you don't care if you can't see anything on the monitor.
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    My monitor is RCA, so i get bad quality from the bat im only using a VGA to RCA adapter because windows defaults to VGA display every restart because it cant detect the LCD by itself, so VGA to RCA adapter is in order.
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    100% DONE!

    tVIEW 8" 8x6 LCD
    EPIA800
    2x128 PC133
    10.2GB HD
    Audigy Gold + Bose Speakers + Sony CDXM880 HU
    2001 Jetta CarPC Finally Done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillusion
    My monitor is RCA, so i get bad quality from the bat im only using a VGA to RCA adapter because windows defaults to VGA display every restart because it cant detect the LCD by itself, so VGA to RCA adapter is in order.
    I think you just have to short some pins with a resistor on your VGA out on your board.. try searching, you may be able to return that adapter.
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    Yeah the adapter was only 8$ neway, who cares. I read that thing about the pins, and it looks too complicated for what i need to do.
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    tVIEW 8" 8x6 LCD
    EPIA800
    2x128 PC133
    10.2GB HD
    Audigy Gold + Bose Speakers + Sony CDXM880 HU
    2001 Jetta CarPC Finally Done!

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    Why bother with the Sony headunit? Why not just run the audio out through the Audigy? You'd probably get better sound anyway.

    Looks cool, though, man. Like the 802.11g adapter. Was going to do the same thing, if I build mine... You could also use a USB stick adapter, if you wanted to conceal it.

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