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    How to Turn Computer On and Off

    Alrite i was searching around the forums and would like to put a computer in my car for music. The computer would be no problem, I'm a computer techie but I am still confused as to how I would turn the computer on and SAFETLY off. Turning It on wouldn't be hard(I could just extend the wires for the on switch) but turning it off is where I don't get how you'd do it? I mean you could just cut power to it but I dont want to do that and I want to be able to shut it down and be able to leave the car, have it shutdown, and not be sucking juice form my battery.

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    use the soft off, you push the switch and it shuts down the pc.
    you can also have it done autamaticly with 3 bosh relays.
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    that's the first i've seen of that relay circuit ... interesting.

    if you wire a pushbutton windows will shut down gracefully when you push the button.

    or there's circuits that can do this for you. they can be bought or built. search for shutdown controller or shutdown circuit
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    you can also use Opus power supply for that if I'm not mistaken
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    uhh there is allready a thread like this... look in the power supply section

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    sorry I really didnt mean all that... yea I did but I didnt mean it in such a harsh term.... yea I did anyways... what I mean is did you do a little search?
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    [QUOTE=killerfishes]use the soft off, you push the switch and it shuts down the pc.
    you can also have it done autamaticly with 3 bosh relays.
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    care to explain how this works????

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    If you are running windows XP you can just set it to use the power button safely shut down http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/w...409297,00.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCa
    If you are running windows XP you can just set it to use the power button safely shut down http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/w...409297,00.html
    Exactly what I was going to suggest.
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    http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/...3409297,00.html

    I thought it was something more spectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky327
    http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/...3409297,00.html

    I thought it was something more spectacular.
    Linky no worky...
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