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    Using HP Zd8000 laptop as a Car PC - Powering On??

    I have a HP ZD8000 that I don't have much use for any more and would like to use this as my car PC to replace my current system. My problem though is trying to power the laptop on/off when the engine turns on/off.

    I understand that I can use some sort of "power on LAN" switch, but not sure where I need to connect it to on my laptop. Also, I understand that I can solder two wires to my power on button (or the area atleast), however I am having a hard time figuring out exactly where to put this. This seems to be the most difficult part of the project. Any suggestions?

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    I'm using Webmaster's power-on module, it's the box that simulates a press of the power button and requires soldering to the laptop. I'm very happy with the way it works.

    he only way to know if that will work with your particular laptop is to pop the laptop open, find the power button, and see if there are wires or circuit board traces that you can solder to.

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