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    How to turn on laptop

    I'm going to simply use a car power adapter with a relay that will provide power to the laptop when the acc is high. I'll then tell Windows to shut down the computer after an amount of time. The only problem I have is turning it on. If I standby or hibernate, all I need to do is, say, press a key on a keyboard and it will turn on. Any way to automate that? What happens when a key is pressed?

    I'm not interested in a special power supply, and really the only thing that is left is figuring out how to turn ACC into a keyboard press.
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    Search around the forums.
    There are a number of ways to pull this off. It's all about which method will work best for you.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Search around the forums.
    There are a number of ways to pull this off. It's all about which method will work best for you.
    Isn't there an active thread about this kind of response and how unhelpful it is? You could try searching for it.

    All I've found by searching is about controlling the power button. I am not going to go into that. I know a computer capable of S3 sleep can be turned on by certain USB conditions. I am asking if anyone knows of a way to wire a usb device to ACC that will cause this USB event.

    Edit: This could work, but I was thinking of USB instead of RJ45 because my laptop probably won't support WOL.
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    Use an ipac. It's a keyboard simulator that you can wire a switch -or a relay to. Just remember to use a momentary relay or you'll have continuous keypresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Use an ipac. It's a keyboard simulator that you can wire a switch -or a relay to. Just remember to use a momentary relay or you'll have continuous keypresses.
    Hmmm ... Let me absorb this, I use this ipac to simulate a keyboard press, I connect an external button, so once I press the button, the laptop will wake up on USB ?

    Is this the IPAC? :

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    I have a "hard wired" setup. One of a kind. But you can checkout: http://www.xobyte.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by elBradford View Post
    Isn't there an active thread about this kind of response and how unhelpful it is? You could try searching for it.

    All I've found by searching is about controlling the power button. I am not going to go into that. I know a computer capable of S3 sleep can be turned on by certain USB conditions. I am asking if anyone knows of a way to wire a usb device to ACC that will cause this USB event.

    Edit: This could work, but I was thinking of USB instead of RJ45 because my laptop probably won't support WOL.
    Ironic that you complain about an unhelpful response, yet you do some digging and locate options for your situation....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    These are the steps I take: 1) turn laptop off. 2) connect lcd tv to laptop via vga cable. 3) Set lcd tv to vga input. 4) Turn on laptop.

    The lcd tv shows the bios screen and loading windows screen perfectly fine. When windows loads, the lcd tv goes blank and says no signal.

    I'm using windows 7 ultimate. Please help

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    Forum's dead useful. Kind of hard to find these genuine commentors nowadays

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