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    Question Sony Vaio install

    Hi All,

    I am interested in putting a Sony Vaio notebook in my glovebox. The reason being its compact, enclosed, fast, stores a lot, and has a dvd player. Plus, I already have it so I won't need to buy a motherboard, processor, etc. I have a 5" LCD screen in my dash that used to connect to my PS2. It is not a touch screen so I need a little help from you all.

    I need to be able to have the laptop power up when the car starts and hibernate or shutdown when the car is off. I also need some way to control the laptop without having it open. I thought of using a touchpad for that. So how can I set it up to startup and shut off?

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    that didn't answer my question. i know how to hook one up to the battery. However, when the laptop turns off or hibernates, a button needs to be pushed to turn it on. My laptop will not start right up if i plug it in and it won't shut down if i unplug it.

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    Ok well do a search.

    I got five good results by doing a search with the words "Laptop" and "Power"

    highlights:

    laptop carputer - noobie needs help :)

    psuedo start up controller, help :)
    MP3 MR2 (click here for details)
    Hardware: EPIA M10000, 512Meg Ram, 5.6"TFT, Opus 150watt DC-DC PSU
    Software: Windows 2000, Media Engine 2.0

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    i saw this post and i have to say i f***ing hate vaios.

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    Hi!
    I actually drilled a hole in my laptop body, attached two wires to the points on the motherboard that complete the circuit to start up the machine. I then put a momentary contact switch in my center console and use this to start the laptop.

    I don't hibernate the laptop, I turn it off and then on when I need it. I know that hybernation in XP requires a keypress to activate. At least I think so anyways. If you figure out a way to use hybernation while the LCD is closed, letme know how.



    Quote Originally Posted by driver850
    that didn't answer my question. i know how to hook one up to the battery. However, when the laptop turns off or hibernates, a button needs to be pushed to turn it on. My laptop will not start right up if i plug it in and it won't shut down if i unplug it.
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    I unsoldered the original reset and power switches, then ran wires from them to my switches in the dash.

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    ok, i just figured it out. On XP you can uncheck the require password on resume from standby under the advanced tab. This also works from hybernation on the laptop i'm writing this on.
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    Vios have overheating issues. Probably not smart to stuff them in a glovebox.
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