Mac Mini Power Supply Help.

Posted by: workingcars

Mac Mini Power Supply Help. - 07/03/06 09:51 AM

Hi and let me say what a class forum you have here with an awful lot of information that i'm sure helps loads of people.

Which brings me to my problem, i am a I-Mac G5 owner for business use, and although i still have a pc, i absolutely love the mac.

So i went and brought a Mac-Mini dual core intel for the car to run on the screen i currently have installed, with an external hd, i now have 27,000 songs and 600 films ripped using handbrake available through front row in the car...!!!

BUT and this is where i need help, i am running an inverter from 12v to 240v, and i get some static interference through the screen, so need to know how to convert the mini to 12v so i can bin the inverter and solve the problem.

Any help or ideas on how to do this would be appreciated.

Regards

Kevin
Posted by: Kisin

Mac Mini Power Supply Help. - 07/03/06 09:56 AM

try browsing through macmod, there have been several mods like yours posted on the site, or you can try to google it.

good luck!
Posted by: whitlock

Mac Mini Power Supply Help. - 07/03/06 11:13 AM

If you are looking for a few pointers as well, I'd try e-mailing the guys at http://www.classicresto.com/. They were the first to drop a mini into a car and I'm sure they would know for sure.

But with the interference, it sounds like you are not getting constant power. You could try dropping a small regulator between the power connection on the display to see if that would help as opposed to possibly killing a mini in the process.
Posted by: jahue

Power Problems? - 07/04/06 10:10 PM

Try looking a these guys they explain how they did alot of their work in detail and are responsive to emails. Not to mention there mod was really clean and well done.


http://www.tunertricks.com/blog/

Direct link to page about power inverter.

http://tunertricks.com/blog/index.php?p=56
Posted by: jahue

Mac Mini Power Supply Help. - 07/04/06 10:14 PM

http://www.carnetix.com/

Check out these guys as well.
Posted by: krusher117

Mac Mini Power Supply Help. - 07/04/06 10:25 PM

WOW great find jahue!
Posted by: whitlock

Mac Mini Power Supply Help. - 07/05/06 08:40 AM

That was a great find! I thought I saw something like that a while ago, though couldn't find when I was looking.