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    Powermate wake from standby Help !!!

    I have just received my powermate very impressive, little on the big size though could have been a bit smaller!

    I was hoping that i could tell it on say a click to wake the laptop from stanby but this does not seem to be possible.

    Basically i have win XP, i can get the laptop to wake from stanby with any keystroke on the keyboard, but i was kinda hoping i would not need a keyboard, as i will be having a touch screen and powermate should have been sufficient!

    The other option which i would imagine will work is to plug a numerical keypad into the ps2 post? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Powermate wake from standby Help !!!

    Originally posted by adrian_uk17
    I have just received my powermate very impressive, little on the big size though could have been a bit smaller!

    I was hoping that i could tell it on say a click to wake the laptop from stanby but this does not seem to be possible.

    Basically i have win XP, i can get the laptop to wake from stanby with any keystroke on the keyboard, but i was kinda hoping i would not need a keyboard, as i will be having a touch screen and powermate should have been sufficient!

    The other option which i would imagine will work is to plug a numerical keypad into the ps2 post? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
    I'm pretty sure you don't need a Keyboard plugged in. My old set up had a USB Numeric keypad and no keyboard for a period of time with no issues. Hell, I have a server runing in the closet with nothing but a power cord and patch cable connected to it.

    I also have a powermate. You should be able to bind any keystroke to the "click" function. Make sure you have the latest drivers too.
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    cheers for the input, but i think its because you have to go through the usb port on the laptop when it goes to sleep it only seems to accept input from the keyboard, not even the touchpad will make the darn thing wake from standby!

    Any other valuable input will be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Ahh...

    Look at the BIOS settings. There should be something for the different types of wake from standby.

    Other than that I think I'm at a loss.
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    been looking at the bios and there is nothing there? I was thinking of flashing the bios as some of the new stuff might be better and offer something like the above, still i am having probs finding what chipset the motherboard is on the laptop!

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    I believe that there is something about this subject on powermates site. try http://www.griffintechnology.com/sup...PM-PC-001.html
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    The Soft Power On feature of the PowerMate only works when the PowerMate is connected directly to a computer that supports this feature. Windows PCs do not currently support this feature.
    I don't know is soft power on is related to standby but?
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    No the softpower on is something diferent.

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    i think the difference is that the usb power is cut during computer sleep, whereas ps2 ports stays on.
    do you think placing your device behind a powered hub would work?

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    Just revisiting this situation. I have several PowerMates, one of which is now in the car. My PowerMate glows when the pc is off (and the invertor is still supplying power to the pc), so I'm sure I could get it to power up.

    Occasionally CentraFuse or Road Runner will lock up for some reason, and so I'm going to bind a long click and hold of the powermate to have it either shutdown or reboot the computer. But, I'd still like a way to start up the computer by pressing it.

    This was an old thread, so maybe someone knows how to do it now.
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    Wow, talk about resurecting the dead....
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