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    wiring a power switch to laptop

    okay i took off the cover over my on button for my laptop compaq v5000, it looks like there are 4 points i can solder wires to, how do i find which points to solder the wires too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacobandit View Post
    okay i took off the cover over my on button for my laptop compaq v5000, it looks like there are 4 points i can solder wires to, how do i find which points to solder the wires too?
    two options:

    1. with the laptop off, remove power cable and battery. use a multimeter to test which points to solder.

    2. with the laptop off, use a wire as a jumper to short out 2 points at a time. when the laptop turns on you'll know which points to solder.

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    Re: Note

    Note - You need to physically press the button to check the contacts with a multimeter.

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