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    Automatically trigger PC when door opens - how

    Dont know if i can post it here but here it goes...

    I know there are something said about this but i dont get yet...would like to know how can we trigger our PC when we open our car doors...

    I mean i plan to trigger it when i open my driver door, since when its opened it triggers lights too!! So since it has that issue, why not having my PC already running when i open my door. I know my door as a sensor on the pilar B that detects when door moves and open so....or maybe on another point....

    Is it posible and how ?

    My PC just connects when i tell him to...i mean i press a button and here it goes...but for that now i have to turn ignition on....ok...i can change these...cause that was i want it to, just to avoid any battery drainage if i forget to shut down when i leave my car.

    THANKS!

    BTW its a BMW E39

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    There is already a pin-switch in the door that triggers the lights.
    You can use that switch to trigger a relay which would trigger a start-up/shut-down controller for the PC.

    The problem with the trigger from opening the door would be if you are in a situation that requires opening/closing the door multiple times in a short period of time, such as if you are picking someone up, or you stop to drop off a package or something similar.

    For this reason, SSDCs are triggered by the car's ignition, so when you turn the key, the PC starts up. When you turn the key off, the PC shuts down.
    It's a lot simpler set up than your door idea.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    There is already a pin-switch in the door that triggers the lights.
    You can use that switch to trigger a relay which would trigger a start-up/shut-down controller for the PC.

    The problem with the trigger from opening the door would be if you are in a situation that requires opening/closing the door multiple times in a short period of time, such as if you are picking someone up, or you stop to drop off a package or something similar.

    For this reason, SSDCs are triggered by the car's ignition, so when you turn the key, the PC starts up. When you turn the key off, the PC shuts down.
    It's a lot simpler set up than your door idea.
    Yeah you are right but i could also trigger PC in same way as i do now...but using my boot switch on some different location that can be triggered once i do something just before turning ignition on.....like opening the door once again but using that switch on the door itself for example...hehehehe, its very easy of course....i know...

    Now the main thinlk, avoiding that problem you mentioned of opening/cvlosing door....i got a M4 ATX power supply....is it possible to control that problem??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 528i_tourer View Post
    Yeah you are right but i could also trigger PC in same way as i do now...but using my boot switch on some different location that can be triggered once i do something just before turning ignition on.....like opening the door once again but using that switch on the door itself for example...hehehehe, its very easy of course....i know...

    Now the main thinlk, avoiding that problem you mentioned of opening/cvlosing door....i got a M4 ATX power supply....is it possible to control that problem??
    Yes, use a switch.
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