Playback Notebook PC Audio With Car Cassette Adaptor?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by xdocx, Jul 13, 2004.

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    xdocx Guest

    Is it possible to playback the mp3s in my Compaq Presario 2100 laptop PC
    through my car sound system using the automobile cassette FM adaptor
    that came with my portable CD player? I also have a DC to AC automobile
    power inverter that I plan to use as a power source for the laptop. The
    plan, obviously, is to be able to play back my laptop's large mp3
    collection while on a long driving vacation. I know that I could just
    plug it in and see what happens, but I'm afraid I might fry the laptop
    onboard audio, or worse. TIA
    xdocx, Jul 13, 2004
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    Vince Guest

    Yes my friend you most certainly can, as this is exactly what i do. However
    make certain to start with all volume levels low and experiment to find the
    best balance between controlls.
    Also you may be luckier than I, but I suffer from intolerable
    interference from the Inverter or the power supply I walkaround this by
    listening on battery then charging whilst out of my Truck. I also use
    Autoroute and run my laptop this way for 12 -15 hrs a day and could not live
    without it. Good Luck.and Drive Safe.
    Vince, Jul 14, 2004
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    xdocx Guest

    Many thanks for the reply and the suggestions. I think that I will try
    playback from the battery only and use the inverter strictly for
    recharging the battery, as you do.
    xdocx, Jul 14, 2004
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Great idea...I did the same with a portable MP3 player with great results.
    Plus the batteries lasted longer, and there was less risk of a laptop
    nose-diving in a quick stop. Now I have a CD player in-dash that plays MP3s
    on CDRWs and gives me about 7 or 8 hours on one disc before I hear anything
    repeated ;o)
    Toolman Tim, Jul 14, 2004
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    NTH Guest

    If this is the one you plug into your headphone jack on your prtable
    CD player, then yes, you can plug it into your headphone jack on your
    computer also. I too have the DC to AC converter. Just make sure it
    supports your model. This is mostly for the plug.

    I do the same as you, but I use it to play DVD's for the kids in the
    back seat. Just bought a Notebook Travle Harness to hold it up.
    Haven't been on a trip yet, but my 6 year old sat in the car port for
    2 hours last night watching sleeping beauty.

    Good luck
    NTH, Jul 14, 2004
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    xdocx Guest

    Sorry, but I forgot to ask...what is "Autoroute"?
    xdocx, Jul 14, 2004
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    xdocx Guest

    Thanks to all who responded. I really appreciate all of your suggestions
    and assurances.
    xdocx, Jul 16, 2004
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