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    Toshiba Satellite Pro power button modification

    Here's what I did to turn on my Toshiba laptop remotely. I'm sure most other Toshiba laptops are the same and probably a good chunk of the rest of the brands

    Here's a screenshot of the motherboard with the power switch..



    Closeup of the switch.... 1



    Another....




    And here it is with the small wire soldered to its side pins. I found out which pins get shorted out when pressing the switch with a simple multimeter.




    The most time consuming process was removing the 10 thousand screws that hold the laptop toghether. I still had 3 leftover...

    Figured I'd post this for future reference, for anyone that wants to attempt this
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    Looks good, only thing i would suggest is to put some liquid electrical tape over those bare ends by the switch.

    that 3d arrow is really wiggin me out.
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    I was thinking about that.... but the big ol fan thing next to it is plastic... and when you put the top part back on, it squeezes the wire in place so it has no room to move. If one day it decides not 2 work anymore, I'll remember your words....
    Current Setup

    Nexus 7 Tablet
    Built in head unit
    Brutus 1500Watt Amp
    Two Boston 12" subs

    2006 Infiniti M45 Sport ;) My 4 door Camaro... lol


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    Yeah, it probably never will, was just a suggestion.
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    Nice screenshots may be of some use to me...

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    nice job, wish my laptop had same switch type.

    what program did you use for the arrows, they look interesting.

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    The program was Paint Shop Pro 7... Get it at www.jasc.com
    Current Setup

    Nexus 7 Tablet
    Built in head unit
    Brutus 1500Watt Amp
    Two Boston 12" subs

    2006 Infiniti M45 Sport ;) My 4 door Camaro... lol


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    Thanks
    (I have it, never got a chance to press all the buttons and options, too many toys, too little time)

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