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    Quote Originally Posted by DuffmanAK
    If you're going to put a Mac carputer into your vehicle, why go with an old iMac? The mac mini's are perfect and start at aroudn $500. Additionally you can get a DC-DC connector for them seen here which are about $100. I dunno, I work on Macs for a living and I know those old iMac tray loaders have a very strangely shaped board. Plus the logic boad plugs directly into a power/analog/video board which connects to the CRT so you'll need to be pretty savvy with electronics to pull it off.
    why go with an old imac?
    the imac is free

    its has a very small motherboard, the power supply is seperated from the crt power. ive had em apart, i know em inside and out.

    and im plenty savvy with electronics. if i had the money for a mac mini, i'd be done with this project by now. i'd have bought a nice screen and an amp by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon_C
    why go with an old imac?
    the imac is free

    Hahah good point. Well anywho as for displays, I'm fairly certain long as it's VGA it's "mac compatible" the problem is jsut getting them to connect properly, unless you have one of those iMac boards with the VGA coinnector in it. In which case you're golden.

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    the imac trayloaders were pretty botched together. the monitor connected to the motherboard with a 15pin mac-vga connector. the screens were actually cannibalised from overstocked beige mac monitors, cable and all lol...

    should be easy to connect to a vga monitor.

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    alright.

    heres what my dashboard looks as i have it now:





    here is what im aiming for:


    whatcha think?

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    ok this is really a pain.
    i need to put my project on hiatus for a little while until i find a job (im only 16). i had saved up some money for this project, but my ipod just died and my warrenty had run out last december. its gonna cost me a good chuck of what i had saved up to get it replaced. so, ill let you people know when i get back on track for this thing. ill still be poking around here and helping out with stuff if people need it.


    simon

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    Moving to worklogs. Please read our rules next time here at MacCar before posting. It is clearly stated that no installs are posted here. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon_C
    actually, no it is 150. its a redesign of the 1970s power ram trucks

    regardless, i think i know what ill be doing.
    Ah I see a ramcharger style pickup.

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    lol im not. but its better than the nasty vinyl underneath it.

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    get a cheap mp3 player and get on with the project.... when you have some more money you can get a ststaus symbol, until then a simple mp3 player will do...

    thats what I would do anyways... but I dont even have a cheap mp3 player.... just a carputer
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