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    See i'm still torn on which route to go, i've planner both to the extent, laptop and desktop. The thing i like about the laptop is that I can get everything preset w/o having to do a lot of bench testing, just work on it as i have a free minute here and there. And that i can make an easy mounting unit to give it plenty of shock protection but also unplug and take inside to fix w/o having to uninstall... What are the options though for powering up w/o having the crack open the actual laptop... i'd prefer side stepping this, and it seems like you've done this type of install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickwell24 View Post
    What are the options though for powering up w/o having the crack open the actual laptop... i'd prefer side stepping this, and it seems like you've done this type of install.
    well, you'll have to have remote control of a power switch somehow... if a docking station (with power button) is available for your laptop then you can hack into that instead of hacking into your laptop. (NOTE: only a real docking station will work, not a USB port replicator).

    if a docking station (with power button) is not available for your laptop then you'll have to hack into the laptop itself. you can directly wire to the power button itself, or you can wire a jack to it, which will allow you to remove the remote power switch by simply unplugging it (I would strongly recommend this method over wiring it direct )

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