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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: El Salvador
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Carputer on series II 2006 X-Trail


Ok... This is my carputer install so far. Please don´t make any comments on the shinny screws. I know they suck, but I had no choice. I will be replacing them eventually with other less obvious mounting method.

By the way, the Lilliput 8" screen is EXACTLY the size of the double-din hole in the car (which is the standard). So the viewable area of the screen fits perfect.

Parts:

- Jetway VIA C7 1.5G Mini-ITX MB + PCMCIA/CF - J7F2WE1G5D ($165)
- M2-ATX Car PC CarPC Carputer 160W DC-DC Power Supply ($80)
- Lilliput 8" Touch screen LCD PC 16:9 - 889GL-80NP/C/T ($240)
- Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 40-GB Hard Drive ($42)
- 512MB DDR2 Kingston Memory ($25)
- El-Cheapo 150W Amplifier ($25)
- El-Cheapo ground loop filter (works great for only $8)
- KWorks PlusTV FM/TV Tuner (Only TV part works so far $32)
- MSI BToes Bluetooth USB adapter ($20)
- USB Cable for other stuff (Inside the glove compartment $3)
- Various cables and adapters (About $10)


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Next on the list of items to install:

- DVD-Rom
- WiFi Adapter
- Reverse camera

Later,
Carlos
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Looks great! Well done

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Excellent Carlos. Looks like a million bucks.

Well done.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Carlos,
That looks excellent emoticon
I expect your prices are US$
Did you source the computer parts locally or on the internet ?
What is the software you have it running ?

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That is excellent! Great job, well done!



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Hey esvcasm

i would love to know where u store the actual pc parts. behind the lcd screen?

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Revhead Kev wrote:

Carlos,
That looks excellent emoticon
I expect your prices are US$
Did you source the computer parts locally or on the internet ?
What is the software you have it running ?




Thanks Revhead.

Yes, the prices are USD.

The parts that were sourced as follows:

eBay - Jetway VIA C7 1.5G Mini-ITX MB + PCMCIA/CF - J7F2WE1G5D ($165)
eBay - M2-ATX Car PC CarPC Carputer 160W DC-DC Power Supply ($80)
eBay - Lilliput 8" Touch screen LCD PC 16:9 - 889GL-80NP/C/T ($240)
Local - Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 40-GB Hard Drive ($42)
Local - 512MB DDR2 Kingston Memory ($25)
Local - El-Cheapo 150W Amplifier ($25)
Local - El-Cheapo ground loop filter (works great for only $8)
Local - KWorks PlusTV FM/TV Tuner (Only TV part works so far $32)
Local - MSI BToes Bluetooth USB adapter ($20)
Local - USB Cable for other stuff (Inside the glove compartment $3)
Local - Various cables and adapters (About $10)

I bought the screen from eBay user "carmate1" and the motherboard and power supply from "mitxpc123". They were both very good at shipping the parts and replying to my e-mails.

The rest of the stuff I already had or bought here. Especially the memory and HD... that way I could make sure I was purchasing the right parts.

The software is Centrafuse, but I expired yesterday and I don´t want to pay the 200+ USD for it. So I switched to Road Runner, which is free.

They are both pretty good, but Road Runner is much less user friendly.

If you are interested in placing a PC in your car I suggest you go to this forum

Later,
Carlos

 
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shadowmas wrote:

Hey esvcasm

i would love to know where u store the actual pc parts. behind the lcd screen?




Yes... the parts are stored behind the LCD screen.

I placed the mobo all the way back, vertically against the round bar that runs horizontally across behind the stock head unit. I also placed some plastic insulation behind it, so it wouldn´t touch the metal.

The power supply is right on top of the refrigerated compartment, behind the A/C controls.

The amplifier is behind the screen, next to the center-left A/C vent (the one on top of the 4x4 control knob. I ran a separate power wire from the battery for that, since the stock head unit power wire was too thin (but it is thick enough for the power supply, PC, HD, and screen)

The hard drive didn´t fit there, so I placed it on top of the bottom glove compartment. I removed the little storage box that covers the hole where the navigation system cd player would go (inside the top glove box on the passenger side), and ran the power cables under the right-center A/C vent.

The USB extension cable runs from the mobo to the hole that was left after I removed the little storage box inside the glove box. That way I can add music, videos, software, or any other USB gadget. It currently has the Bluetooth adapter on it.

I might take some pictures eventually, if I open it up again to install the DVD-Rom... but it is not a pretty sight. The cables look really messy because I left them long in case I have to move things around without disconnecting, and everything is held in place with multicolor nylon wire ties because I didn´t want to drill or make any permanent modifications.

Oh... and thanks for everyone else who made positive comments. emoticon

Later,
Carlos
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Thanks Carlos,

Yes, I have looked at the same ebay suppliers as you for the screen and separate car pc as well.

I also looked at an ebay item for half the price which was a combo dvd/cd/tv/am/fm/7"lcd unit in a 2din housing but it only has half the resolution (480x234) compared to the screen you chose.

I think your choice of separate lcd and pc allows better picture and more flexibility with gps/rear camera/tv(digital) integration, worth paying more for, even though the installation is a bit harder.

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quote:

Revhead Kev wrote:

Thanks Carlos,

Yes, I have looked at the same ebay suppliers as you for the screen and separate car pc as well.

I also looked at an ebay item for half the price which was a combo dvd/cd/tv/am/fm/7"lcd unit in a 2din housing but it only has half the resolution (480x234) compared to the screen you chose.

I think your choice of separate lcd and pc allows better picture and more flexibility with gps/rear camera/tv(digital) integration, worth paying more for, even though the installation is a bit harder.




Yes... the installation is a ROYAL PAIN, but it is well worth it. Once it is all integrated (I already have tv, music, video, internet access working very well), it is much better than something that is NOT a computer.

With something that is not a computer you can´t have 40+GB (or more... the limit is the size of the HD that you buy). If you go to the mp3car forum you will see that the options are limitless as to what you can do with the pc in a car.

And yes, the resolution should be equal or greater than 800x480 (my setup, in 8" diagonal, which fit perfect for double-din) or 800x600 (normal aspect ratio of most pc monitors, which is taller than double-din) for the PC functionality to work well, and the video to look good.

Later,
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