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    i just did this on a Toshiba A15-S1271. the laptops look nearly identical, the power button is in the same location, the motherboards are different, but it should be the same basic modification.

    here is your motherboard, and your button location.


    here is my modification. you can just use a multimeter to check for which solder points have continuity during button press, and then solder the extension wires to those points, and attach a momentary switch, startup/shutdown controller, or whatever. i installed a 1/8" audio jack (RadioShack #274-274) into an empty space for optional S-Video out, but you can make it as simple or as complicated as you want.

    and, here is a great site with step-by-step tutorials for disassembling Toshibal Satellites. http://www.irisvista.com/tech/










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    Beautiful. Nice mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Beautiful. Nice mod.
    Well done.

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    My IBM Thinkpad X24 laptops power button is nearly impossible to get to. Few other threads on this board with people having similar problems. To get around this, I took out the battery and the laptop powers on whenever there is a power signal through the AC cable (ie when the car starts). However, you do have to manually shut down through your frontend/windows before you get out of the car, or else you run the risk of corrupted files.

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    Thanks for that great website for laptop tearing apart!

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    @ gutterslide well done

    Quote Originally Posted by micheal
    Of course, if you are unwilling to use WOL, WOR, etc.., and your laptop is "mechanical" as you state, then you can't use the laptop. Get something else.
    well put =)
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