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Thread: 2006 Scion tC Laptop Install

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    Who Ray!

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    Next Task

    So, I've had a 4-Port USB 2.0 PCMCIA card for this install to up me from 2 to 6 usb ports. (I think it is this exact card locate HERE)

    I recently acquired a Maxtor OneTouch III Mini (i.e., self contained USB HD) that I was hoping to plug into this PCMCIA USB hub (my on board ports are dedicated to Monitor Touchpad & GPS antenna).

    NOTE: I have a USB WiFi plugged into this card and everything works peachy keen.

    The card powered the usb HD just fine but does not seem to recognize a drive is connected. Anyone have any experience with this? I was going to do the typica "search for new hardware" through windows, but somehow I doubt its gonna work.

    Maybe because I never installed any kind of drivers for the usb card?

    Man i've got a rats nest of wires....
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    Inspiron 5100 Laptop
    *2.2 Ghz CPU
    *368 MB Ram
    *32meg OnBoard Vid
    Carnetix 1900 PSU
    BU-353 GPS Antenna
    iGuidence Nav Software / Mappoint for POI's
    Linksys USB WiFi
    D-Link USB Bluetooth 2.0
    Xenarc 700IDT
    Eclipse CD4000 HU

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    are you saying the hd is connected to the hub.....while in the car? or off the brick in the house? maybe power issue if in the car....if in the house, def. try the harddrive on another computer throw some files to make sure it works, and then connect it to the Dell carputer....just some thoughts...

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    its a usb powered drive, connected to the USB PCMCIA card. It is drawing power fine, just not being detected by the computer.
    Current Rig
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    Inspiron 5100 Laptop
    *2.2 Ghz CPU
    *368 MB Ram
    *32meg OnBoard Vid
    Carnetix 1900 PSU
    BU-353 GPS Antenna
    iGuidence Nav Software / Mappoint for POI's
    Linksys USB WiFi
    D-Link USB Bluetooth 2.0
    Xenarc 700IDT
    Eclipse CD4000 HU

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    Fiddled around with some stuff.
    The USB cord for the Touchscreen works find when calibrated into the USB PCMCIA card, which left a proper USB port open on the laptop for the USB HD. problems solved.

    Added a D-Link USB Bluetooth dongle into the mix for future mouse/keyboard/cellphone support.
    Current Rig
    ----------
    Inspiron 5100 Laptop
    *2.2 Ghz CPU
    *368 MB Ram
    *32meg OnBoard Vid
    Carnetix 1900 PSU
    BU-353 GPS Antenna
    iGuidence Nav Software / Mappoint for POI's
    Linksys USB WiFi
    D-Link USB Bluetooth 2.0
    Xenarc 700IDT
    Eclipse CD4000 HU

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    Get your Hd working yet?

    If not be sure to go into your HD manager ( right click my computer - Manage)

    Goto disk drives and initialize it. Most drives are unpartitioned and uninitiated when they come out of box and u need to go and partition it before using it. hope that helps.

    Edit: Also for screen setup, whats most likely happening is that your screen, like most Xenarcs are set to run at 800x480 and not a standard 800x600 res. This is why you seem to have a black inch on each side. What you will need to do is A) if you have an ati video card, use the catalyst control center to specify a custom resolution - 800-480 (widescreen) B) Download PowerStrip and force the resolution yourself C) tell your card/monitor to stretch the 800x600 to match your screen. C will give you a slightly distorted picture but will work

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    yup, everything is up and running! The rats nest of cords is almost unbearable to look at, however
    Current Rig
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    Inspiron 5100 Laptop
    *2.2 Ghz CPU
    *368 MB Ram
    *32meg OnBoard Vid
    Carnetix 1900 PSU
    BU-353 GPS Antenna
    iGuidence Nav Software / Mappoint for POI's
    Linksys USB WiFi
    D-Link USB Bluetooth 2.0
    Xenarc 700IDT
    Eclipse CD4000 HU

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    So, after months of no issues, I open the TC and when it foleds up it just keeps going back?!

    The mounting screws inside the unit that screw into the sliding trey apparently broke/came unscrewed. Happened while I was driving

    I've yet to take it apart but it'll have to be an easy fix or its probably junk.

    Bought it NIB from forum member DK888 w/o receipt. Doubt Xenarc will fix it.

    Anyone have any ideas?











    Current Rig
    ----------
    Inspiron 5100 Laptop
    *2.2 Ghz CPU
    *368 MB Ram
    *32meg OnBoard Vid
    Carnetix 1900 PSU
    BU-353 GPS Antenna
    iGuidence Nav Software / Mappoint for POI's
    Linksys USB WiFi
    D-Link USB Bluetooth 2.0
    Xenarc 700IDT
    Eclipse CD4000 HU

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