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    Greetings! THis is my first post so please forgive my ignorance. I am building a simple mp3 player for my car using a pII300mhz processor, and a palm interface. Later on I want to add more features. I've got everything working on the bench, except i have no clue howto control the power on, power off of the computer, that is, my computer doesn't turn on automatically when power is applied to it, it requires you to press, then depress a switch. I have found where the power switch (from the computer)leads to on the motherboard. Will someone please help me devise a way of powering on and off. thanx!

    PS. IF there is a way to do this automatically when the ignition is on that would be great, I really am not to worried about proper shutdown....yet ;-)

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    In your BIOS setup, you should be able to turn on an option "turn on computer when power is applied" or something similar.

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    Thanx, I don't think I have that, I have an Award BIOS... Ummm... I'll take a look though
    if they're are anyother suggestions please offer! thanx!!

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    You could run the power switch from your pc to the dash of the car, but that would mean you've got 240V (110V if you're in the states - your profile doesn't say!) running through the car and that's not advisable (interference and fire)
    To shut down, I have a program that will shut Windows 9* down by pressing the / key.
    Send me an e-mail telling me the following details and i'll send it to you.

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    URL of project: (if you have one)
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    Best regards,

    Darren Thrower
    http://www.percyt.com/mp3player.htm

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    You could run the power switch from your pc to the dash of the car, but that would mean you've got 240V (110V if you're in the states - your profile doesn't say!) running through the car and that's not advisable (interference and fire)
    ........ mp3 player for my car using a pII300mhz processor
    Well, when he's going to use a pII300mhz, it is most likely that he has an ATX style mobo.. The powerswitch on an ATX-mobo. does not run 110v/220v to the switch, so that won't be a problem....

    I think that extending the lead to this switch doesn't cause a lot of problems/risk

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    I was thinking in basic terms of an AT power supply!
    Some people are lucky in having the funds to power their MP3 player with a PII 300Mhz machine!
    It seems that people in the States have it all! ie. they can have GPS in a PC! Can we in the uk? Can we hell as like (correct me if i'm wrong!)
    Best regards,

    Darren Thrower
    http://www.percyt.com/mp3player.htm

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