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    Power Button problem

    I have a gateway 7508gx laptop. I looked at the power button and im not going to beable to hack it. I want to be able to just use a cigg adapter to power it but I cant figure away to turn the laptop on without lifting the lid and hitting power button. I dont see any wake on anything in the bios either.

    Other options?

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    I really dont want to go with a dock either. Just wondering if anyone has thought of something else then what I have seen in the FAQs

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    Quote Originally Posted by americanskiff View Post
    I looked at the power button and im not going to beable to hack it
    why not?

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    Would rather just go with laptop no dock if possible

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    ?? ??

    did you read the quote above the "why not?"

    ...I was asking why you think your laptop's power button cannot be "hacked"

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    Ohhh....Well, I wont be able to hack it. The circuit board below the power button is a very small strip and where the power button is it is very very very small. With a eye I cant even tell where the contacts are for it.

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    I called and asked a few electronics places if they could do it and they warned right off that if something broke or melted they would not be responsible if it did not work again. Doesnt sound good to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by americanskiff View Post
    Well, I wont be able to hack it. The circuit board below the power button is a very small strip and where the power button is it is very very very small. With a eye I cant even tell where the contacts are for it.
    all laptop power buttons are tiny. if you can't see the 'contacts' on the switch then it may have leads that go through the circuit board, soldered on the other side. if that's the case then it would be easier to solder than other laptops (which use surface mount switches).

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    Plus, the power button is uses low current, not enough to melt anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by americanskiff View Post
    I called and asked a few electronics places if they could do it and they warned right off that if something broke or melted they would not be responsible if it did not work again. Doesnt sound good to me
    Where are you located? If you are near Maine, I would be willing to solder the wires to the switch for you.

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