Has any one set up an iBook in their car

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  1. mattmack macrumors 6502a

    mattmack

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    I like to set up my wife's iBook in our jeep for long trips for the kids to watch DVD's and I would like to set the audio up through the car stereo. Can I do this through the headphone out to an aux input in the stereo or do I need to boost the signal for the input into the stereo? Has any one done this or even thought about it?
    Thanks
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    I use the cassette adaptor to do the same, works fine.

    cheers
     
  3. mattmack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That would be great except I unfortunatley forgot to mention that it is a CD only player. The aux in on the stereo is for a Multi disk CD player. I guess I could use something like the iTrip to broadcast the audio to FM.
     
  4. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    the iTrip or similar will work great for that, i use the belkin one with my iPod since i have a CD player in my car

     
  5. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to run the audio out (headphone jack) of the iBook straight into the aux input of your car stereo. iTrip should also work and might be cleaner, but more expensive.
     
  6. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    iTrip...

    Is too unreliable for what you want. If you're going to be travelling, it's a crapshoot if you're going to get interference or not. Definitely wire it in.
     
  7. mattmack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have an ibook dual usb and I just finished putting the combo drive in i noticed a little button next to the audio out. Does anyone know what this is for?
    Thanks
     
  8. Jedda macrumors regular

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    It's the manual reset button. Shuts down the computer.

    Only use in extreme crash scenarios. Otherwise, simply hold down the normal power button for 10+ seconds.

    - J
     
  9. mattmack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks won't touch it. Kinda like the red button on the Zorg rifle from the fifth element
     
  10. mattmack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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