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    Lupo GTI Carputer Install

    ok, so i have been scouting the forums and searching for a few months now and i have purchased pretty much everything i need to build my car pc. i spent today installing the motherboard, PSU (M2-ATX), the dvd rom drive, the gps reciever, and most of the cabling required.

    the sub and amp install was already in the car. i installed this a couple of months ago and had a fair idea i was going for a carputer so left room in the boot to build my pc.

    here is a quick wiring diagram sketch i made up. although i will post some pictures up sometime this week.

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    took a couple of photos today, i have built up the pc and got all the wiring in the right places.

    this is the boot, where everything goes.



    this is the box where i built my pc











    i have wired it all up and the power supply works, it powers up on ignition and then powers down when i turn it off.

    BUT...

    when i connected it all up, the monitor just showed 'no input signal'

    Any ideas?
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    nobody cares
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    Have you got the monitor on the right input?

    Have you set the computer to output the correct resolution?

    Have you tried plugging it into a normal monitor?

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    i will try plugging into a normal monitor tomorrow thanks
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    ok so today i connected the pc to a proper desktop monitor powered by 240v and nothing shows on that either!!! any ideas?
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    • It appears that the P4 socket isn't connected to the power supply. If you're running a P4 or some AMDs, you need to power the processor through that. You can get a P4-to-Molex adapter here (and in the UK, I bet).

    • Is it going through POST (Power-On Self-Test)?

    • Is the hard drive making its normal working sounds, and the only thing different is "no video"?

    • Was this a working motherboard before this installation, or is it fresh from the box?

    • I don't see any fan on the processor, and the heat exchange fins aren't aligned with the fan you have in the side of the case. You're depending a lot on that one fan. Any chance the processor overheated?
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    i was told it was a fanless processor, although running a fan into the case would be a good idea, so i did. i have pulled the motherboard brand new out of the box but the led's light up and the fan works. the hard drive makes a noise when power is supplied for about 2 seconds then doesnt make a sound after that. whats the P4 socket?
    and how do i know if it is going P.O.S.T.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EaRNi View Post
    i was told it was a fanless processor, although running a fan into the case would be a good idea, so i did. i have pulled the motherboard brand new out of the box but the led's light up and the fan works. the hard drive makes a noise when power is supplied for about 2 seconds then doesnt make a sound after that. whats the P4 socket?
    and how do i know if it is going P.O.S.T.?
    The P4 socket powers the processor. If you click the link I sent for the cable, you'll see a picture of the plug. The matching socket on your board is right in from the parallel port. Some processors -- Intel P4 and some AMDs -- use it. Without it, you have a live board, but no CPU.

    If you have a speaker plugged in to your board, you can listen to the POST code beeps to tell what's happening, or what the problem is. Google "POST code" and you'll likely find a list of what the beeps mean. They vary by manufacturer.

    What's your processor? Does the manual suggest that you may need to power the processor?

    I have an AMD Sempron Mobile processor. I had the same problem -- no joy -- and it turned out that I'd forgotten to power the processor. I'm hoping it's that simple for you.
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    this is what i have, its an intel celeron i think http://store.mp3car.com/Intel_D201GL..._p/mtb-053.htm

    im hoping its that simple too lol

    my board has a 4 pin plug hole the same as the power supply, do i need a link between them?
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