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Discussion in 'General' started by TechnoScream, 6 Sep 2004.

  1. TechnoScream

    TechnoScream Member

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    Hey guys!!

    Thinking about building a computer into my, for mp3s, possible dvds etc, but the only thing that has me worrried is how to power it?

    Im guessing i can use some kind or inverter or something striaght off my car battery.... but i really dont have much of a clue, also i want to do this cheap, i have seen some power supplies designed esspecialy for this (think they are called opus) but the are waaaay to expensive, so is there a cheap option at all?

    any help appreciated!

    Cheers
     
  2. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    www.mp3car.com is what your looking for, the forums are full of this sort of stuff, the whole site is devoted to it :)
     
  3. TechnoScream

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    cheers mate, i have already had a quick look around, but most people are using those expensive power supplies etc, i wondered if the bit-tech comunity had anyideas (maybe i could mod something to make it work :naughty: )
     
  4. lord nicon21

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    hey mate, thats a good solution (its another opus btw), but waaaaaaaaaaay to pricey for me, i was hoping to do this on the cheap!

    ....there must be a way?! :dremel: :thumb:
     
  6. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    yeah the big cost it the touchscreen :jawdrop: you could alway use old computer bits its just the power they need to run :duh:
     
  7. Renko

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    I bought an old laptop a while back with a broken lcd. It's ideal because it doesn't really need any expensive inverter or a lot of room in the car. plus it was about 30-40 quid.

    Haven't fixed it in permenantly yet because I haven't found a simple enough os that will just play music after boot and be controlled via the keyboard. everything I come across wants to do video or gps or wipe your rear for you. :eeek:
     
  8. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    lol i want mine to do it all if only it could give me head :hip:
     
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