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    Help on waking up a mac mini in safe sleep...

    Hi guys,

    I think I've seen something on this before but I couldn't find it again, so I decide to create a new post and hope you guys can point me to the right direction.

    I've been thinking of getting a mac mini to put in my car for a while and recently I've bought it. After reading up on the forums, I've decided to probably go with P1900 or P2140 for power. Also, I think I'll be setting up safe-sleep so when I kill the ignition, it goes to hibernate.

    Testing the safe-sleep theory, I've set it up in my room before installing it in the car, and I've realized 1 thing. How do you wake the mac up from safe-sleep state? The way I'll be installing the mac mini, I won't be able to reach the power button @ the back.

    I remember reading something somewhere about using a powered USB hub, or some wiring to the P1900, but I just can't seem to find it again.

    Sorry for the noob post. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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    http://www.carnetix.com/optional_cables.htm -> MacPac

    Do you look for that?

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    the p1900 will sleep it and wak it from sleep with that Macpac cable.

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    Thanks for your reply. I saw the macPac, but not quite sure how it works... I mean, I know the Y-cable splits the mac power button on one end. Do I connect the other end to the P1900? So when i turn my key, the PSU triggers a power-button press?

    Also, is there something similar for the P2140?

    Once again, sorry if this is a noob post. Still trying to learn.

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    FAQ: Installing a Mac Mini in Your Car

    The MacPac works with the P2140. And you know, all your questions have already been answered either on this forum or on the carnetix website/forum. Don't be so lazy, search :P

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    Thanks! Bugbyte and bpwned. I didn't realize there's a plug in the iSense cable that connects the Y cable. Everything makes sense now Sorry for the noob questions.

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