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    Shutdown Idea for those without hot switch

    Ok, just relised that my motherboard does not have that thing where you push the power button and it turns off, so i had the idea of making somthing that attaches to the serial port or parrallel port and then putting that to the shutdown controller instead of the 2 mother board pins, would anyone know how to go about doing this??
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    Wake-on-ring with "fake" UPS on serial port

    or...

    If you are very technical and can design your own magic packet emulator the wake-on-lan is a neat idea.

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    I will be trying this idea
    serial port shutdown signal

    I have written the vb code already too.

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    Serial Port Buttons

    A one point I was playing with this hardware / software combo,

    http://www.basementfreaks.com/member...ojects/serial/

    http://diba.hotbox.ru/comctrl/index.html

    and if I remember correctly it has a shut down function, there is (was?) also a plugin for Winamp which causes it to auto shut down the PC when you exit.
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    Yes, well now I have my LCD and all I need to buy is the wire I think I am just going to use another motherboard thats the easy way out :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by owenjh
    Ok, just relised that my motherboard does not have that thing where you push the power button and it turns off, so i had the idea of making somthing that attaches to the serial port or parrallel port and then putting that to the shutdown controller instead of the 2 mother board pins, would anyone know how to go about doing this??
    i use girder for this, i got ignition connected to a relay so when ignition is OFF the relay is closed and hence a button is "pushed" on the serial port, you need the serial plugin for girder, wiring diagram is included. i have it set so if my ignition is off for more than about 4 seconds the computer shuts itself down (gives me time to crank the engine)

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    you talking about this serial plugin? only one I found. http://www.girder.nl/serial.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1civic.com
    you talking about this serial plugin? only one I found. http://www.girder.nl/serial.php
    http://www.girder.nl/downloadn.php?Link=297

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic
    i use girder for this, i got ignition connected to a relay so when ignition is OFF the relay is closed and hence a button is "pushed" on the serial port, you need the serial plugin for girder, wiring diagram is included. i have it set so if my ignition is off for more than about 4 seconds the computer shuts itself down (gives me time to crank the engine)
    Do you still have to manually turn on the computer, or is it also possible to "wake" the computer via switches wired to the serial port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigma957
    Do you still have to manually turn on the computer, or is it also possible to "wake" the computer via switches wired to the serial port?
    i dont think its possible without using wake on ring for modems, which means sending modem commands not using switches, i attatched my power button to my central locking, so the pc starts booting when i unlock my doors, so long as i get in and turn my key in the ignition the computer stays on, otherwise it powers itself off

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