Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Collection of known laptops that work with Webmaster Auto-On Module

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate RyanB95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Wallkill, NY
    Posts
    128

    Collection of known laptops that work with Webmaster Auto-On Module

    Hello all,

    About a year ago I purchased Webmaster's Auto-On Module for my Toshiba Satellite 5105-S501. Some of you may have read the problems I ran into regarding my weirdo membrane power switch. I never did get it working correctly, but let it be known that it is through no fault of the module itself, but rather my laptop. I did get it to work a few times, but never permanently for some reason. What I wanted to do with this post was make a collection of laptops that work correctly with the Auto-On Module. It is preferred that any post be accompanied by pictures of the soldering to the power switch of your laptop.

    I am looking to purchase a new laptop to use as a dedicated carputer, which is why I am making this post.

    Again I would like to emphasize that I am more than happy with Webmasters product, it was my laptop that I was unhappy with. Naturally it had a power switch that was a little abnormal (just my luck).

    So, for those of you that have had success - Please post Make and Model #'s of the laptop you have, and preferably a picture of the soldering to go along with it.

    Thanks in advance!
    1995 AWD Tsi Talon

    Intel D945GCLF
    M2-ATX
    2GB Corsair
    30GB OCZ SSD
    BU-353
    Lilliput EBY-701
    Logitech DiNovo Mini
    LSX VOID 3.3

  2. #2
    FLAC john1701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Fort Myers, Fl
    Posts
    1,193
    edited for more detail information (turbocad6) I will see if i got pics and make a spoonfed how to for all the laptops i get.

    WORKSDell Latitude D600- The cover on the laptop where the power button is just pops off with a small screwdriver.
    You can solder it to the power button.
    WORKSdell D600 docking station- Disassemble the docking station to solder to the docking station power button.
    Does the same thing except it will make it easier to remove the laptop in/out of the car.

    WORKSHP 530 laptop- Top section of laptop where power button is removes when (6) screws are removed.
    Solder the wires to the power button.

    WORKSIBM A31- ONLY with a docking station because the IBM A31 has a ribbon power button.
    The MC of Florida Car PC Meets
    CAR:2001 Ford Crown Victoria
    PC: Acer EEE 900HA with Win7 with CF 2.0.
    Memory:1G
    Drives:160gig
    WI-FI:Cingular
    GPS:IG2k9
    Screen:Xenarc 700TSV
    The Florida Meets Thread

  3. #3
    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,234
    I really like this idea... if we could build a database of install friendly laptops that would be great, even I sometimes just buy a laptop with my fingers crossed... doesn't have to be so dependant on the auto on module, as really any install friendly laptop should also be compatable with that, as well as other solutions...

    I could start a sticky if we start to get some useful info here, anyone reading this, if you would take the time to list particulars of your laptop & stuff, we could then start to organize this into a nice resource for all, so, start adding to this please, I know the dell's are mostly friendly as far as power button is concerned, I can confirm the 700m, I also can confirm the gateways are install friendly, at least the few I've seen. I'll add more specifics & model #'s later but please, if anyone has anything to add, please do so here & we'll see what we can get together

  4. #4
    FLAC john1701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Fort Myers, Fl
    Posts
    1,193
    updated my post. i will get pics soon.
    The MC of Florida Car PC Meets
    CAR:2001 Ford Crown Victoria
    PC: Acer EEE 900HA with Win7 with CF 2.0.
    Memory:1G
    Drives:160gig
    WI-FI:Cingular
    GPS:IG2k9
    Screen:Xenarc 700TSV
    The Florida Meets Thread

  5. #5
    Newbie xelz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Loma Linda, Ca
    Posts
    27
    works on a thinkpad T22/T23. took a while to figure out where to solder it but been working great w/ push button for 2 years and w/ webmaster's auto-on (that i made myself using his schematic) for a week now. I know my wires are ghetto but it works. Soldered 1 wire from the keyboard connection (on the mainboard) to the modem plug, and the second wire other from ground to the other pin of the modem plug.

    James
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate jeep642's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chevy Chase, MD
    Posts
    189
    Just finished mine 5 mns ago!

    I built the turn on module myself following Webmasters ingenuous plan and...

    it works like a charm!!!

    Im using a Toshiba Satellite M115 - S3144.

    FIY : I previously was using a Toshiba Satellite P15 - S420 and it was working too.
    _____________________________________________


    If you made your own skin, visit
    The CAR PC NETWORK SKIN PAGE

    at the

    CAR PC NETWORK

    _____________________________________________

  7. #7
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    303
    I just tried and failed with a Thinkpad T41.

    The power button contacts are buried in molded plastic bits that don't come apart. I was able to remove the button itself but couldn't get deeper. The ribbon cable is buried in the keyboad, which also doesn't come apart. The far end of the ribbon cable goes into a socket that's buried in a tight hole with molded plastic stuff around it. I might be possible to get to it, but I couldn't figure out how to remove the motherboard from the frame.

  8. #8
    FLAC W3bMa5t3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    1,268
    Just found this lol... sweet idea Ryan.

    I've used it on a Dell D800 & D610 (thinks those are the right models. don't have pics though.) Also an HP, but I'll have to edit this and add the model later on.

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    303
    Quote Originally Posted by john1701 View Post
    WORKSHP 530 laptop- Top section of laptop where power button is removes when (6) screws are removed.
    Solder the wires to the power button.
    Which screws? I just got one and I'm not sure where to start. Did you take the bottom off the laptop, or does the trim panel around the power button come off from above?

    Thanks!

  10. #10
    FLAC john1701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Fort Myers, Fl
    Posts
    1,193
    Quote Originally Posted by NSFW View Post
    Which screws? I just got one and I'm not sure where to start. Did you take the bottom off the laptop, or does the trim panel around the power button come off from above?

    Thanks!
    the trim panel comes off from above but the screws holding it are on the bottom on each side of the battery. Just looked at mine. 4 screws on the left and right on the bottom of the laptop on each side of the battery.
    The MC of Florida Car PC Meets
    CAR:2001 Ford Crown Victoria
    PC: Acer EEE 900HA with Win7 with CF 2.0.
    Memory:1G
    Drives:160gig
    WI-FI:Cingular
    GPS:IG2k9
    Screen:Xenarc 700TSV
    The Florida Meets Thread

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Chuck's Skins lots of pics Update 7-16-07
    By Chuck in forum RR Released Skins
    Replies: 297
    Last Post: 11-10-2011, 07:22 PM
  2. rear view cam auto switching - would this work?
    By aoLhaTer in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-06-2005, 04:16 PM
  3. Prison vs Work
    By ACHIEVER in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-15-2005, 01:53 PM
  4. Can anyone tell me if this LCD Module will work?
    By khiser0001 in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-04-2003, 07:37 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •