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    06 Mazda 6 PC install

    I finally purchased my materials and they will be delivered on Monday. Here is what I got:

    Aopen MiniPC 915-X Combo
    Intel Celeron M 350J 1.3GHz
    512MB DDR2 PC2-4200 Sodimm RAM
    60GB 2.5" 5400RPM HD
    Carnetix CNX-P1900 140W DC-DC Regulator with Aopen Power Pac
    BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
    Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen 629GL-70NP - Black
    Windows XP
    Centrafuse or Road Runner as the frontend
    iGuidance 3.0 for GPS
    PhoneControl

    I decided on the Aopen since the Carnetix has the wiring kit which makes everything very simple to do. I know everything about computers, but not much about car wiring so that helps out a ton.

    The monitor will be mounted in the map pocked on the dash. There will need to be a little modding done for a good fit. The plan for now is to not have it powered open, but that may come later.

    The PC will be in the dash behind the glove box. I will mod it so there will be access to the drive and USB external hard drive.

    I will use the stock stereo and I have added the Aux-Mod for audio in. I will be replacing the stock speakers and doing some sound dampening all at the same time. I figure it will be a month or two before I really start installing the system into the car since I don't have a warm place to do it right now. Until then I will get all the software installed and running smoothly. Once I get going I will try to take a lot of pictures to help with anyone else wanting to do the same.

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    Well, I did get everything yesterday and looked through it all. Due to the fact that it was my birthday, I didn't do much else with it. Hopefully I will get all the software installed this week to start the testing.

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    You are pretty much running the same set I have. Are you planning on using the onboard sound?

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    Happy carputering to a fellow 6 owner. Looks like you got the computer planned out.

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    I am planning on using the onboard audio to start with and see what happens. I have the OS installed along with iGuidance and I hope to get the frontend setup this weekend. After some tweaking I hope to test the audio out in the car in the short future.

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    Could you give an update on the how your sound testing is going? I am using a similar set up to you and I am having trouble w/ sound only coming out of my right side speakers. So I would like to see if i can mimic your setup if it works.

    Thanks!

    -G

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