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    I am trying to hack into my laptop power button but I am having trouble beacause all it is is a push button on the circut board. How can I possibly hack this? I also cant find a docking station for my laptop, if i wanted to go that route and hack that power button. It is a Sony Viao PCG-FX300.....anyone have any ideas at all? I need the button so I can turn the computer on from the front of the car. Please help!

  • #2
    there should be two or more contacts where the push button is soddered to the board. try shorting those contacts and see if it turns your laptop on and off.
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    • #3
      that tiny little push button switch has even tinyer little "legs" at the 4 corners, you will need to solder to that!!!!!!

      it seems real intimidating, but can be done with a small soldering iron..... tin a tiny wire & then press it to the terminal & quickly heat & release.... if it doesn't work heat a little more, then release..... eventually you will get it to stick & it will be a weak connection, thats kinda expected.... secure it depending on what's around it.... some use hot glue... if there is a spot to secure the wire itself to prevent it from getting pulled even better
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      • #4
        oh yeah, to determine which two corners just test with a quick jumper.... if the laptop starts with the two you try, those are them, if not, try again....
        MY NEWEST INSTALL:modded infiniti fx with big screen

        first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stevo759
          I am trying to hack into my laptop power button but I am having trouble beacause all it is is a push button on the circut board. How can I possibly hack this? I also cant find a docking station for my laptop, if i wanted to go that route and hack that power button. It is a Sony Viao PCG-FX300.....anyone have any ideas at all? I need the button so I can turn the computer on from the front of the car. Please help!
          Have you read this one?:
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ighlight=power
          Mercedes Benz CLK 430

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          • #6
            and it wouldnt hurt the circut board to solder to thoes diny little connections?
            Thanks for the quick responses guys!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stevo759
              and it wouldnt hurt the circut board to solder to thoes diny little connections?
              Thanks for the quick responses guys!

              Post a pic, that would help tremendously, BUT, in general NO, it will not harm the circuit board, how do you think they attach the components on the board??

              Just make sure too not overheat anything. That is why it was suggested that you use the soldering iron by touching the switch, and removing it, increasing the time until the wire stays there. Also, try and use a low wattage iron, say 15 watts or so. Besides, the larger ones (25 watts and up) usually don't come with fine tips, because they are too strong for that.

              Michael
              ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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              • #8
                worked like a charm...thanks everyone!

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