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    Question I need some help?

    I've just got my hand on a premio pc for my car, its a slimline thats why i got it, its 533 celeron with 64 ram, and a 10 gig, heres my problem
    to turn it on you physically have to push the button but once i do that it plays fine, my question is isnt their some way i cna have the button or the power turned on so when i turn the inverter on the computer boots, it also has that auto shut off thing whne you tell windows to shut off it shuts off with out turning the power off. HELP PLEASE
    thanks in advance

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    Ha I told you! You have to push the button every time to turn it on! Neaour!
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    Wow Premio I used to sell those computers. I guess you have a Netstation II then. Nice little thing. Good luck with it.


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    There may be a BIOS option to automatically power on. If not, a small timer circuit can be made to trigger a relay to momentarily close the main power switch contacts.

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    its not in the bios, i already checked what would it look like if it was in their, b/c i didnt see anything like that in their, how would you mae that trigger button thingy, their are 2 wires going to the power switch 1 gree and 1 white
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    What if you jump the switch in the PC to always be on? Find the 2 wires that that coonect to the switch and hook them together without the switch.
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    I have a laptop, and the only way to turn it on is the power button. What I did was crack open the whole thing (slowly and carefully of course..with NO spare parts left over..riiight ;-)) and soldered a momentary push button switch to the power button. Ran the wires to my dash. It works well.

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    i really appreciate all these replys except for brandondere's that was just stupid, but does anyone have a diagram on how to do this, i wanna run the wires to the front so i can put a stich on the dash
    tanks again

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    Its really easy, I promise, you just have to find the switch that is in the box allready ( assuming there is one) cut the switch off, attach 2 wires, and run them up the dash. its just a switch so it dosent matter what way you hook up the wires ( you cant hook up a 2 pole switch backwards)

    I'm not sure cuz I cant see it, but the switch sounds like its low voltage / amperage, so a small 18-22 gauge wire will do.

    I made a cute little box for my setup that has power switch, reset, power led, and hd activity led. It has male / female db9 connectors and runs over a peice of cat 5 to the dirver console. They are really easy to hook up, you just have to find the place on the mboard where the little lights normaly plug in, and hook up longer wires.
    I would be hapy to make you a box with the connectors and buttons. ( I doubt the whole thing costs more than 10 bucks with all the connectors) but you would still need to be able to attach the one end to the pc....

    I have some pics and info of mine, I will try and post it, I gota get the page up there..


    Aaron : Timer, relay, circuit !? I missed something, unless mc is looking to hook it to the ignition for auto turn on.... I don't really see why he would need anny of that.
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    You might want to add a quick connect feature to that as well if you need to pull the box out to load files or for maintenance.

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