i have a packard bell laptop and a clifford g5 alarm, my plan is to wire the power button on the laptop to the alarm to turn it on/off when the alarm is dis/armed, also wire the lid switch to the key so the pc is in/out of standby when the car is stopped/running. my questions, before hacking the laptop apart, will the power button still work if the laptop is in standby? if not can i get xp to wait for say 1min before going into standby after 'shutting' the lid? or is there a better way around this? thanks!
PB 2.0Ghz, 20GB, 512mb, XPpro. 300GB Usb HDD, Griffin pwrmate, m-audio audiophile fw. BU-353 gps. 2x100w sony amps, 1x150w JBL sub amp, MBQuart front components, 6x9 rear, 10" sub. Audiocontrol epcienter, esp2, 3xs. Clifford G5, Finished, fitted, problems