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    not much really, if you take the little vibrator out you could probably fit a tiny cap & resistor there maybe, the only other small amount of space that may be usable is inside the flip up screen nose, I wasn't really looking too hard cause this wasn't a consideration to me at the time, but it's pretty stuffed, smd components may work, when I dissasemble it again I'll show all the details,

    what I'm thinking for myself is build it into the car, then maybe leave the headphone jack accessable so it can be used in an emergency that way. one issue I see here is the ribbon cables, they are close to impossible to extend without sending it out, so the main board will have to stay real close to the screen, I can work around this by having it right behind the screen & then duplicating the buttons by extending then off the main board, this can be extended as far as necissary without restrictions, so I can have the screen in my rearview mirror & have the button pad in my center console, sounds like a pain though, gotta see if button usage is even often enough to even warant that, I may just need 2 or 3 or 4 buttons on the edge of the mirror & only have to access the rear for all button access in an emergency only... still haven't seen how to load a recharge card to see if keyboard usage is very necissary there...

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    Last time I went down this line of thought I managed to unsolder the power button off of my phone.

    Good luck!
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    I hate it when that happens I was ok with the soldering & I could do all the buttons if I need to, did you ever build your display in on your car?

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    so what do you guys have.... serial or usb data cables?
    and is there a benefit for usb over serial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keatonreckard View Post
    so what do you guys have.... serial or usb data cables?
    and is there a benefit for usb over serial?
    I've got usb, the main benefit for me is that my serial is already spoken for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    I hate it when that happens I was ok with the soldering & I could do all the buttons if I need to, did you ever build your display in on your car?
    Can't find my torx, do you have a 10K resistor handy? If so, can you try it with the 68uf cap?

    I found a cool java rc simulator here

    http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=31

    If you scroll down, you can enter your own values. My first instinct was 100k and 10uf, which seems like it would work. But I goofed around trying to find a value that would work with the cap you had on hand.

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    In response to serial VS usb question...

    Some of the USB cables can also charge your phone while they are plugged in right off of the USB port.

    @purdoom

    you say you need a serial cable to access gps features by a computer, would you then be able to use it with any generic gps software?
    As far as I know. That seems to be the gist of the discussion on the internet. To switch from modem mode to NEMA output, there is a gps output option on the phone.
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    Navlet is able to send the GPS data to a server via an HTTP connection.

    Was looking for an application that would give voice navigation instructions and work on i455.

    I found this adware/freeware amazegps, but I don't know if it will work on i455:
    http://www.amazegps.com I'm assuming it would work with an integrated GPS even though the site says it requires a bluetooth GPS.

    I also found Navlet which is available under the GPL License
    http://www.navlet.org "Navlet is able to send the GPS data to a server via an HTTP connection." Perhaps someone may use this to get the GPS data available to the PC. There's also http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/GP...va-28752.shtml which may serve the same purpose.

    Not free:
    http://wayviewer.en.softonic.com/java

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slavic38 View Post
    Was looking for an application that would give voice navigation instructions and work on i455.

    I found this adware/freeware amazegps, but I don't know if it will work on i455:
    http://www.amazegps.com I'm assuming it would work with an integrated GPS even though the site says it requires a bluetooth GPS.

    I also found Navlet which is available under the GPL License
    http://www.navlet.org "Navlet is able to send the GPS data to a server via an HTTP connection." Perhaps someone may use this to get the GPS data available to the PC. There's also http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/GP...va-28752.shtml which may serve the same purpose.

    Not free:
    http://wayviewer.en.softonic.com/java
    Well, I'm not a PPP expert, but if the phone is hooked to the pc, I don't see why you couldn't point it to localhost for the outbound server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx View Post
    Can't find my torx, do you have a 10K resistor handy? If so, can you try it with the 68uf cap?

    I found a cool java rc simulator here

    http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=31

    If you scroll down, you can enter your own values. My first instinct was 100k and 10uf, which seems like it would work. But I goofed around trying to find a value that would work with the cap you had on hand.
    10k resistor looks like a short to the phone & puts it in flight mode, **** I was surprised, I had to go all the way up to such a high resistance, but the phone is very sensative, a 40k resistor touched across the power button starts the phone

    10uf won't be long enough of a button press, I was getting hit & miss results with even a 47uf, which is why I went with the 68uf. I have a wide range of caps & resistors & I have narrowed it down to where I'm at now, up or down doesn't make it better from my findings, although I'll admit I was kinda rushing & I didn't spend all day playing with it either...

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