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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Show it pictures of another laptop with it's cover off





    Make sure it has USB ports as built in floppy drives can cause problems with the hard drives this way, they tend not to work as well.

    Terran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Show it pictures of another laptop with it's cover off






    & he didn't get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark
    I thought the Xenarc resolution was 800x480? You're not using PowerStrip to get the native resolution?

    As far as the hissing, maybe the AMP is powered up all the time, even when the PC isn't? What configuration is the sound system? Are you using a shutdown controller?

    Nice screen molding, looks good. Did you do this yourself?
    No i'm not using powerstrip, right now im using 1024x768 reoslution, I adjusted the Fonts to be bigger. The hissing was solved, I went to a local stereo shop and bought a filter for one of the RCA connections. I just shutdown the laptop in a normal way that you would on a desktop. Turning it on is not too bad becoz the laptop has an ext. switch on the side. About the screen molding i had it done via fiberglass guys near where i live. The screen molding is configured to hold the whole xenarc screen without taking it apart, coz i want to save the warranty. Big problem though when im driving in the day i can't really see a thing on the screen coz of the fre@kn glare.. What can u suggest?
    BMW 330ci
    CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
    OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
    Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
    TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
    GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitaineFritz
    You have pics of the car?
    Here's some pics of the car:
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    BMW 330ci
    CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
    OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
    Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
    TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
    GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by wei2cool
    how do you turn on the laptop???
    there's a switch in the side of the laptop so i dont have to open the top.
    BMW 330ci
    CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
    OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
    Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
    TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
    GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKnoxxville
    there's a switch in the side of the laptop so i dont have to open the top.
    Not a 100% on how you do this but you may want to consider a carnetix.... it should give you a stable supply and an on off function. That been said it is designed for a desktop so you may have to modify it some how.

    Terran

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    It would look a lot better (IMO) if you used the native resolution of 800x480 - anything else will look fuzzy/distorted. Also, you might want to use a SDC instead of a desktop power supply. I use a uSDC20D and just have it go to standby when the ACC is off - it comes back up in 1 sec when the ACC is back on.

    As for the glare, window tinting helps, but until the newer/brighter Xenarcs come out, we're SOL for daytime viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark
    It would look a lot better (IMO) if you used the native resolution of 800x480 - anything else will look fuzzy/distorted. Also, you might want to use a SDC instead of a desktop power supply. I use a uSDC20D and just have it go to standby when the ACC is off - it comes back up in 1 sec when the ACC is back on.

    As for the glare, window tinting helps, but until the newer/brighter Xenarcs come out, we're SOL for daytime viewing.
    Damn, how can connect my laptop mainboard to the USDC20D? ive No idea whatsoever..
    BMW 330ci
    CAR PC: Fujitsu B2620 Laptop (mounted under driver seat)
    OS: WINDOWS XP HOME SP1
    Screen: 7" Xenarc TSV
    TV/FM TUNER: KWORLD USB
    GPS: I-GUIDANCE WITH ROYALTEK GPS RECEIVER

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