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Old 11-14-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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I got one of his systems, buy could not get it to properly work with my DVD headunit, and I don't want to add an extra screen to the interior of my car, so it's up for sale.

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VIA EPIA 1Ghz Processor
512MB RAM
60GB HD
Slot-loading CD-RW/DVD
USB WiFi
USB Bluetooth
15ft USB cable
USB Hub
Windows XP Home
Wireless keyboard w/ built-in mouse
VGA -> RCA/S-Video Conversion Cable
3.5mm Stereo -> RCA Conversion Cable

Easy as hell to wire up, has constant, accessory, and ground (which allows the computer to shut itself down when the car is turned off).

I'll sell it for the same asking price as before for MiataTurbo.net members only:
$450/shipped in the continental US.

Also, my PM box is slightly on the full side, so please either respond here or email me at [email protected].

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oh man... low resolution on your screen?
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No. No usable signal to the screen. And I was never able to figure out the RCA output on the back, VIA doesn't have the greatest customer support service.
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yeah... sorry about that man...
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Id love to get this. I just put an Avic N2 into my car and have all the inputs in the world. But alas it would have to fit under my passenger seat and run through the RCA. I also have no clue how im gonna keep my eyes on the road with this thing.

Really crazy price though.
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NEVER put any electronics under seats! why? take a look whats under your seat and how much dust there is. and yes, dust conducts electricity.
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NEVER put any electronics under seats! why? take a look whats under your seat and how much dust there is. and yes, dust conducts electricity.
Its a sealed box for the brain for my Avic n2. I have no where else to put it, so there it stays.
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does it have vents in case? if it does - put it in a trunk!
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No, Pioneer seals the NAVI Brains. They actually suggest under the seat for vehicles with limited space, because the brain must be mounted level with the vehicle and be facing a certain direction to get proper coordination with the vehicle's movement.
But I would suggest another location for the PC. I was going to put it behind my passenger seat on my '95 using some heavy duty velcro attached to the carpet. There is a spot to the right and above the ECU that the PC fits perfectly in.
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dude... why didnt i ever think about using velcro?!
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No, Pioneer seals the NAVI Brains. They actually suggest under the seat for vehicles with limited space, because the brain must be mounted level with the vehicle and be facing a certain direction to get proper coordination with the vehicle's movement.
But I would suggest another location for the PC. I was going to put it behind my passenger seat on my '95 using some heavy duty velcro attached to the carpet. There is a spot to the right and above the ECU that the PC fits perfectly in.
This one has a fan that blows out actually. I am not worried about dust and im not running it into the trunk because its cable isnt long enough and the manual says to put it under a seat. Chances are the boards are sealed and will never accumulate enough dust to cause a problem. I have seen computers with so much dust in them you couldnt scrape it off and they were fine.

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dude... why didnt i ever think about using velcro?!
Thats how I mounted the brain to the floor. used two fat strips of velco. Just one side though. It was overkill too, I had to take the seat back out to reposition it because it was hitting the locks that move the seat back and forth and the velcro was so strong the velcro almost came off the case of the brain.
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Ah yeah. Oops, my bad for not paying attention to the model number. lol
Anyway, I worked at Best Buy installing Navi units like that, and for the 2 years or so I was there (and the 7 years I've been installing), I haven't seen one burn out from a dust issue. Always a good idea to keep a clean car though.

Now someone buy this thing!
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actually it makes sense... car electronics are made to withstand dust and crap like that... computers are different thing though. long time ago i used to fix computers for living and ive seen MANY computers failing because of dust.
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actually it makes sense... car electronics are made to withstand dust and crap like that... computers are different thing though. long time ago i used to fix computers for living and ive seen MANY computers failing because of dust.
Not to **** on this thread or anything ...

I've been working at a University for 10 years managing ~1500 PC's. Can't say we've ever had a failure ASIDE from fans from excess dust. Imagine a PC that has been on the floor of a library study hall which has carpet that was intalled sometime around the birth of Christ. In any even, the dust was significant enough that we've named a number of the dust bunnies.

Never seen dust that conducts electricity, unless it is metal dust ... if that's the case you've got a whole lot of other issues to deal with.

I would avoid mounting a PC on the floor of a convertable, unless you live somewhere where it doesn't rain.

Good price an a cool computer. CISCO uses the same type of case of their VOIP manager box.
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To keep bumping this thread, have you guys ever looked inside the computer of a heavy smoker? holy hell, i just refuse to fix pc's like that.
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To keep bumping this thread, have you guys ever looked inside the computer of a heavy smoker? holy hell, i just refuse to fix pc's like that.
had to deal with that too... cig burns ALL over the case! should have seen the keyboard... i wished that i had gloves on :/
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Still available. Will entertain reasonable offers!
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this is a good system. i assembled it for myself
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It's a S/PDIF digital audio output.
Not saying this rudely, but it's not, that was suggested a couple of times, but VIA's User Manual shows/lists it as Composite Video Out. However, they also instruct you to short jumper pins that aren't even on the board to get it to work, so who knows?
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