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    Once my bezel comes in Im going to start my carputer install. In the mean time Im trying to figure out how Im going to startup my laptop. I found a type II Pcmcia card that has firewire & 2 USB 2.0 ports. The description says the USB ports support "system wake-up from S1-S4". Can I, and if possible how would I exploit this to turn on my computer when I start the car? What does the S1-S4 stand for?

  • #2
    stick your toung on the s1 cable and the s4 cable at once and eather u will go zap or the screen will turn on hahaha :-D no sorry i dontk now the answer but searching might help :-P


    • #3
      i think it might be to do with a waking up from a mouse click or hotkey on a USB keyboard (you set that in bios)


      • #4
        I just press the on button.

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        • #5
          Well I found information on S1-S4 if any1 cares. Theres five states for a comp S0-S5, S0=ON S5=off. The levels S1-S4 are low energy power levels that decrease in power consumption. S1 cuts power to HD and monitor, S2 is sleep mode, S3 is power suspended only to RAM with only a trickle of power consumption, and S4 is a hibernation that writes files to ram and consumes no power. The S4 cant be awoken from a mouse click but when its powereed on the computer resumes with/o a reboot (sweet) due to files written to a hibernation file in the memory.


          • #6
            well yeah i knew S1-S4 are low power states.


            • #7
              Sweet can you send a link of the pcmcia card you bought and let me know how the turn feature goes I'm also trying to do the same thing thanks
              mp3car infill g4


              • #8
                Originally posted by flaVius
                Theres five states for a comp S0-S5, S0=ON S5=off.
                Wouldn't that be SIX states? LOL, just bustin' your balls. Thanks for the info!


                • #9
                  Yes six, if you know how to count. I found it on ebay the guy only ships to the UK, but if you do a search for the model on google you can find it within the US.

                  Model: Sabrent SBT-PCA4

                  Ebay Link