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Thread: HOW TO TURN ON LAPTOP IF YOU CANT REACH BUTTON any input device that can turn it on?

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    I found the power button, however, I don't see any contacts to tap off. Does anyone have any suggestion?

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    anyone?!?!
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    can you take off the metal surrounding the button and maybe get a better view?

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    I was able to take off that metal surrounding and power button chip snaps into the motherboard. I wish I had taken pictures when I had it apart. But basically underneath it has a connector with about 10 really small pins. I also noticed that while touch a pin with any of the other pins cuts the laptop on/off.

    I'll take it back apart and take a picture and post it as soon as I get home.
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    If its through hole plated rather that surface mount you may have to solder on to the back of the board. To find which points to solder on to you can use a short piece of wire and try shorting pin one to pin two. Then pin one to pin three, etc. until you find which combination turns the power on. Then solder you momentary on switch to those points.
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    There is no solder points on the top and or bottom of that power button chip. Looking at the connector, while touching the green pin with any of the yellow pins, the laptop will power on/off.

    Maybe this will help:

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    if anyone still wants an easier way to do this, give this a try. its what i've been using:

    http://www.posthack.org/index.php?op...d=15&Itemid=37

    Runs off a serial port, but can be used via USB if you get an adapter.

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    ^^That cuts the laptop on and off?
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    isnt there a way to make the laptop start by taking advantage of the W.O.L. feature somehow?
    Im planning to sleep my way to the top! wake me up when im there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackflux
    I found the power button, however, I don't see any contacts to tap off. Does anyone have any suggestion?

    Im having the same problem since my button is just like that......
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