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Thread: 1992 Volvo 240 Sedan Carputer

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    Jun 2006

    1992 Volvo 240 Sedan Carputer

    Howdy everyone. I've been gathering parts for my carputer for years now, patrolling these forums since the day they started soaking up the knowledge of others as they tried out their ideas. The only thing holding me back was the cost of a small LCD, which I finally just bit the bullet on and bought. With the LCD, I am able to move forward and get this thing in my car.

    Here's what I have so far:

    VIA M10000 with 256MB DDR running at 1GHz.
    BU-303 GPS module.
    TM-868 8" LCD/TouchScreen
    6GB IDE drive I dug up from somewhere

    So far, it's running a fresh install of WinXP Pro and iGuidance. I'm looking to find a PSU and a case for the hardware components so I can get it into the car. After I do that, I think I'm going to go for the Boost Mobile setup so I can do weather on the road.

    Pictures in an upcoming post...

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    Jan 2006
    what about a bigger hd?
    98 V6 Camry XLE
    Status-Everything is working again!
    No progress while I am in NYC
    Ze Worklog

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    Low Bitrate jollyeskimo's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    very nice.... I've always had a soft spot for the brickier volvos

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    Jun 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Anshu
    what about a bigger hd?
    I have a 40GB 2.5" waiting for an adapter to come in from Hong Kong. I've got a pretty crappy collection of music, so I don't think I'll need the extra space initially.

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    Low Bitrate S11D336B's Avatar
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    Your going to regret having to do a complete software reinstall when that adapter comes in. It's definitely a pain
    1500+ Athlon 4 Mobile
    510mb PC3200 DDR
    ATI Radeon 7000 64mb
    [||||||||||] 95% Complete

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    Jun 2006

    Update: Bought PSU

    I just bought the M2-ATX power supply. Hopefully I will receive that this week and will be able to get things going.

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