laptop power cotrol. an idea!
if my laptop is running and i close the lid then it goes into sleep/standby/something and comes back about 2 sec after i open it again. set about it with a heavy tool and found a little switch activated by a bit of plastic on the hinge. now if we soldered 2 wires from the switch to a realay, connect the realy to the key, on when key on, off when key off! only q is how much power will it use when 'off'? could shut it down from the screen at night if to much but will still need remote switch to turn it on again..