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    Hi, does anyone know if this power board could connect to a laptop ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by scaff View Post
    Hi, does anyone know if this power board could connect to a laptop ?

    Not unless your laptop has an ATX connector...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Not unless your laptop has an ATX connector...
    And guess what ... it doesnt
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    Actually, I'm using an m2-atx to power my laptop carpc right now. It just takes a little bit of chopping/soldering wires. You'll need also need the car charger for your laptop (or any generic on on ebay).

    I only used this because I already had it, and I'm on a budget. There are other ways to do this, but I wanted the startup/shutdown controller and voltage regulating properties of the m2atx.

    I'm powering the +12v input of the car charger with the +12v 4 pin connector. I'm powering everything else (TS, usb hub, external dvd-rom) with the +12v and +5v lines off the ATX connector.

    The only thing you have to do to get your m2-atx to "turn on", is to ground the green wire on the atx connector.

    There is still a kink with the startup/shutdown controller aspect of it, but I'm working on that. I just hooked up the power switch port on the m2-atx in parallel with the switch on the laptop. In theory it works fine, however I'm having difficulties, I'm working on it though.

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    You could use an M2 (or other ATX-compatible PSU) hacked to pieces or you can spend about the same amount on a PSU that's designed for the laptop....


    I think I'd go with the latter option, thank you.
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