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Thread: Laptop won't startup at ignition with carnetix

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd2 View Post
    Just keep poking at it with a screwdriver until it turns on,
    That's what they told Steve Irwin, too!

    To be more clear, connect two pins on the switch. If that does nothing, then try a different combination of two pins. Repeat until you find the correct two-pin combination. Solder those two pins.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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    Raw Wave shotgunefx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hypnotiq View Post
    I don't mind opening up the laptop, i actually already have just have. I just don't know what to solder since my button has 4 pins.
    I think mine did too. Not 100% but I thought whichever two it was, were diagnol from each other. Might be remembering wrong too though :\

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    Use a multimeter...

    Place a multimeter across two of the four leads coming to the power switch. Press the switch and note which two leads are registered by the multimeter. Those are the two you need to solder leads to to turn on the lappie.

    I used a docking station for an IBM R51 laptop with a power switch, so I didn't have to drill into my laptop. I drilled a hole in the docking station and put a female plug into the hole after soldering the leads. A male plug on the outside completes the circuit and allows you to easily remove the laptop if you need to. I also placed a momentary switch in parallel with the power switch and mounted in the dash so I can have control and also so I can hold it in for 5 seconds and force power of (windows you know ).

    Use a small soldering iron on the switch if it is surface mounted. Tin your wires and touch only briefly to avoid frying your system...

    Good luck

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