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    Opus Won't turn ON or OFF

    I have 8 guage wire from the positive and the negative (I know I could of just grounded it to the car but I did it like this) Then my 12v accessory is wired with 12 guage to the remote (blue) on the opus. The Power SW on the opus is then wired to my Power SW on my motherboard.

    The motherboard bios and windows xp settings are set according to the FAQ on the Opus Solutions website

    They jumpers on the opus are default no shorts 10 sec off

    It doesn't turn on and it doesn't power off so I don't know what to do

    It does work though becuase I can hit the power button on the computer and it comes on. But sometimes it won't and I have to unplug the power from the opus and then plug it back in. Its wierd becuase sometimes it just turns the computer right on without me having to short the Power SW on the motherboard...

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    Virtually every time I have seen an issue where the OPUS had to be unplugged and then plugged back in to work was the result of a blown PSU.
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    Try opening the opus. I had a 150 and it wouldn't work until I opened the case. Apparently the case itself was touching something and I wouldn't have known until I opened it. Now I know the prob and have solved it with some separatory cardboard. Cant hurt to try.
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    ddoesn't seem to me that its "blown" if it actually works ... it just doesn't work when I push the power sw but I will try it.

    thanks
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    Alright I ran a new wire from the Power SW on the opus and then connected it to the motherboard Power SW pins and I made sure I got the polarity correct. Now my car computer will turn on !! with the CAR!!!!


    but it still doesn't turn off with the car so something is wrong I have tried flipping the polarity on the wire just incase I got it wrong but its a no go on that so I am not sure at this point. I would really rather I didn't have to set windows to turn off automaticly becuase it will start doing that alot if lets say I want a movie and go idle for a bit...

    can someone please help me here

    thanks
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    contact opus... they need to help you...

    Or you can try the generic ups service solution (in windows XP using a relay and serial port to trigger shutodwn), but that isnt the reason you paid 200$ for the opus, now is it?

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    did you change the setting under the power icon in control panel to shutdown or hibernate on press of the power button?


    doh! I reread your post

    just use the jumper to extend the time that it stays on before shutting down
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    I have some of those paper washers that motherboards have under the board. Becuase at first it wasn't working at all so i was trying things maybe I should take them off becuase the board uses those points for grounding but I was thinking it would just use the ground wire.

    Trying that right now I call Opus and they weren't sure etheir...


    anyone?
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    Is the power on your ACC turning off when you shut off the car? On my car the power stays on for 10 minutes until one of the doors are opened.

    Does the status light on the PS flash any error codes? A double flash would mean a power down failure, normally attributed to an incorrect polarity on the motherboard power switch jumper.
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    I just wired a relay in junction with the power sw and this seems to work fine... I will dig more into these when I drive down to opus solutions to have them trade / fix the 5v mod for my psu.


    thanks all
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