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Thread: Expert help. Car cd player into computer?




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    Anyone ever done this?
    Have its own powersupply for the cd player and make it work your audio, radio etc..

    one of these in my tower..

    http://64.95.118.51/images/opti/97/c...resized200.jpg

    let me know
    thanks

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    I've seen 2 like this but the speaker and power system for it was totally separate though housed in the same full towers with the PC's.

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    any pics of it? or links?

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    Sorry :shrug:

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    lol, i was heavily into car audio about a year ago, and i think it would hook-up like normal (power wise) the 12volt, but u would lose any settings u would program into ur cdplayer unless u had ur pc on 24/7 (not 100% sure on that) but i dont think u get 12v power if the psu is off...even minor amps, but whats ur plans, do u want to use the rca pre-outs as imput on a sound device or what?give us a little more info on what exactly u wana do and well give u more help...p.s it wont work as a cd-rom only for music...
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    alrighty, thanks for the reply.
    What I had in mind of doing is adding it on top of my computer as to play music and radio independtly from my computer.
    and also use it to play my audio from my comp when playing games and such.

    I have polk r-15s' i wanted to add with them rated at 100watts each. would it work well on a car deck? 52wx4ch sony cdx5000?

    I'm going to college and I dont have a stereo or anything else othe than my comp to play music and dont have the best speakers ever. i should of never sold them :(

    thanks again.. from my reading, the deck would easily power from my ps for current strenght..etc.

    to add on, I would also like to know how to power a powersupply without having it connected onto a computer or how to connect 2 powersupplies together in continuance..

    thanks much!
    Dave

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    well, that helps out, although i thought ur idea was better then u did aperently, when i first read i thought, oh he wants to put a cd-deck into a 5 1/4 slot i thought "KOOL!!!" , i still think that would be ur best bet... because u need 12v power to run it, now, i would sugest u not spliceinto your spu's wires. but instead buy a Y adaptor for ur molex line, and pull the 4pin connector off one end. now when i installed sterios, my perferd metod of connecting was soilder, and electrical tape, soildering provides a more 'noise free' connection and more secure then crimp connectors. now i dont know spacificly about that sony deck, but the sony deck i had in my car i loved. if it has rca imputs, i think ur good to go. this might get a bit messy so u might want to get some terminal connectors and mod the back of ur case, for easy moving and connection of speakers (terminal's are thoes spring loaded clips or the gold screw clamps for secure connection) then u can use the rca imputs on the deck to connect to a 1/4 jack on the mobo. or sound card using a 1/4 headphone jck to rca adaptor. then use the imput on the deck to accept the rca signal (for mp3's or game sound) and then switch to cd-player for cd's. now this is just a rough rundown if ur relly interested i can draw u some wireing diagrams if your interested and give pics of things u need to get the job done.
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    The voltage is the same but does the amperage matter?? I recently burned out a pair of neon lights that were originally intended for in car use. They should have lasted far longer than they did. I notice that the new neon light (designed for p.c. use)that I recently purchased has a far more elaborate ballast setup than the ones built for automotive use. Might be something to check into before hooking up an expensive radio .....
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    thanks guys, you got the idea going.. its exactly what i had in mind at first..
    the deck is not a new and expensive one but a good decent one i have always loved.
    I'll send some pics soon when I get hooked up tommorow.
    It shouldn't be very hard.. i dont have a problem soldering and doing any kind of electrical work..
    I can put my progress as I go for others since no one seems to have done this seriously..
    let you know soon..

    Dave

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