Momentary switch to port replicator power button
I'm trying to use an ibm thinkpad T42 as a carputer. I was planning on connecting a momentary switch to a port replicator so I wouldn't have to hack up my laptop. So after reading another thread about using a multimeter and soldering the contact points around the power button, I gave it a shot.
Problems: Using a multimeter on the port replicator, I wasn't able to get any kind of readings from the contacts around the power button. Am I supposed to have the laptop docked on it to get any kind of readings?
I attempted to solder some of the contacts and now pushing the port replicator power button itself doesn't power on the laptop. Looks like I may have killed it. What other options would I have to turn this laptop on?