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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    When did we decide on such a gay initiation? I like the old one better where we help the new guy out.
    so we've moved on from this by stick and signs all over the place.


    anyway it wasn't too bad, he cold have recommened the guy connected the 12VDC red and the black GND from the power supply.

    NOW that would have been harsh.

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    He told how to do it. Use the Ring Indicator on a serial port. If your not familiar with serial ports, go down to rat shack and pick up a 9 pin to 25 pin serial port adapter and their little led box and if you want their little break out box as well. Go in the bios setup of your laptop and tell it to wake on ring and tell it the modem is on the serial port. Plug the rat shack led box in the serial port and look for any leds to light up. pick a like that is lit up and use a small jumper wire to touch it to the Ri and see if the laptop wakes up. then use a small relay to jumper those.

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    Here's two dumb ideas, but I'm doing one of them in my car..

    idea 1) If you can buy a docking station (I have Dell, so it's easy) it has a second power swith on it. Tap into that, run a momentary swith to the front with low voltage and insto-presto...1 power tap!

    idea 2) No Docking Station available? Open the laptop, find the bower button solder points and make a second external switch (and or connection adapter) and add to your car a relay and momentary switch to apply physical pressure to your switch to simulate your finger pressing it. You can position the Relay directly in line with your external switch (or over your docking Station power switch). Now you have power juicing up the Relay and switch, press the button, and off goes your magic finger!!

    I got the idea when I saw somebody "Buzz" a person through a door. It all clicked, Button-->Relay-->Manual mechanism to extend/retract.

    I know it's crude, but hopefully it's an idea you don't have yet!

    (i'm dong idea 2, less chance of frying my mother board, and easy to run the wires)
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    I attached two wires to the motherboard on my laptop. It was a giveaway so I wasn't too worried about botching it. I botched it, bought a new motherboard, installed it and tried it again. this time it worked well and hooked it to a momentary contact on my center console. Works great and a 14 second boot from hybernate. Make sure you "tin" the wires you are going to connect to the two points on the board. Also, use single conductor wire. Makes life a lot easier!
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    Why not just use standby and the touchscreen to bring it up in a few secs? How much power can standby use?
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    I dont know if stanby can be discontinued using a usb touchscreen, never tried it. But hybernate works great, burns no electricity and by the time I get the engine started and the belt on, my machine is booted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chut
    I dont know if stanby can be discontinued using a usb touchscreen, never tried it. But hybernate works great, burns no electricity and by the time I get the engine started and the belt on, my machine is booted.
    Can't wake up a laptop on hybernation with the touchscreen mouse or keyboard. It needs PW switch input. I'm having that same problem. I now tapped into the PW switch to power out of hybernation. Sleep still draw enough ampere that the car won't start after sitting there for more than 48 hours. Hybernation is what u what. The WOL or on-modem is idea because it won't turnoff your Laptop when you crank the engine. The PW switch relay will cycle the PW switch on then off when the car is started. Now just need to figure out how to wire that serial for modem on????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradaland
    Here's two dumb ideas, but I'm doing one of them in my car..

    idea 1) If you can buy a docking station (I have Dell, so it's easy) it has a second power swith on it. Tap into that, run a momentary swith to the front with low voltage and insto-presto...1 power tap!

    idea 2) No Docking Station available? Open the laptop, find the bower button solder points and make a second external switch (and or connection adapter) and add to your car a relay and momentary switch to apply physical pressure to your switch to simulate your finger pressing it. You can position the Relay directly in line with your external switch (or over your docking Station power switch). Now you have power juicing up the Relay and switch, press the button, and off goes your magic finger!!

    I got the idea when I saw somebody "Buzz" a person through a door. It all clicked, Button-->Relay-->Manual mechanism to extend/retract.

    I know it's crude, but hopefully it's an idea you don't have yet!

    (i'm dong idea 2, less chance of frying my mother board, and easy to run the wires)


    I did Idea 1 on my Dell laptop, it's siting in the trunk (boot), I also ran a power led so I can see if the thing is getting power

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    Lightbulb Hard-wired power switch

    Folks,
    I was struggling with the same thing for a while. My MB doesn't support Wake On Ring; and sending a magic packet with another PDA, PC or a programmed EPROM seemed like quite a task; so I went with a hard-wired solution. (I should note, I aslo considered and like the idea of using a docking port, but they didn't make one for my laptop).

    So, I soldered a wire to the switch, and installed a simple two pin female receiver where I plug in the switch that runs to my power button in dash.

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    this is how my switch look .....how to hook it up?any help please...and cn anyone tell me if I need a 4-pin connector o can i only use a 2-pin...
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