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    In car PC

    Hi all i have just got myself a small in car pc its nothing fancy, My mate is a bit of an it freak so is going to see if he can upgrade the processer and things for free

    256mb RAM, 40gb hard disk With 250gb external hardrive.
    VGA out port. Full in-car media software which is adjustable to users taste , Windows XP and Route Planner 2007.

    Im Currently looking for a 7" touch screen monitor for it


    What i need to no is how do i go about powering it up as it has come with no power leads and also i want to run my it as a head unit also with itunes on it but my current system in the car is running 3 amps 2 subs and components.


    Is there anyway of hooking the amps up to it or is it a case of getting a new head unit with AUX input ?



    Here is the ebay link to the item:



    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230423613777&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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    To wire it up, you would need a power inverter which connects to the cigarette lighter then inverts the power into a higher wattage. It depends on how much power the PC is giving off, i would of thought quite a bit, so you would need at least a 400w inverter, or to be safe a 750w.

    When buying your monitor, make sure it has DVA port to connect your PC to it. If you want it touch screen, it could be tricky as your pc may not recognise it.

    400w inverter:
    http://www.in-car-stuff.com/shop/wat...tml?ad=froogle

    Hope that helped!
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    Use the inverter power supply that is with it (circled).


    Have a look HERE for screens. You need one wth VGA for the PC screen & USB for the touchscreen part.
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    will it be ok when i turn the ignition off tho i dont want it just turning the pc off instead of shuting it down properly and i dint really want to plug it into my cigarette lighter as it looks ugly any way of wireing it to the back of the cig lighter so you cant see it ?

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    Just make sure you shut it down before you remove the keys from the ignition.
    You can fit an extra socket to plug it in to behind the dash, then wire it off the wiring of the cigarette lighter.
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    these extra sockets easy to come by and fit ?

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    2003 Sapphire Black 3Dr DTi Astra
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    sound are they easy to wire up ?

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    Two connections on socket to solder, two wires on cigarette wiring, ground & ignition.
    Ground (brown wire) to body of socket, Black (ignition wire) to centre pin of socket.
    2003 Sapphire Black 3Dr DTi Astra
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    easy then will giv this a blast cheers dude.

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