Awesome...thanks man for the tip.
Doesn't look like anyone saw my question. No worries, though. I've got it set now.
Just in case someone wants to do the same thing in the future, here's what I found.
Figuring that it is the state of the pins when the switch is on that's important, I soldered the wires to pins 2 and 3. Worked like a charm. I can now power up and shut down my laptop from the comfort of the drivers seat.
Hopefully this will help anyone else with the same dock.
Just in case anyone wants to know, there is no need to rip apart the docking station, and wire up a switch. The HP Pavilion N5190 has a build-in BIOS feature that turns on the power automatically when it senses power from the docking station/port replicator. I just hibernate mine, and when I turn the key on, it comes back up where I left off. Even my winamp kicks in where the song left off..
Ok, my screen is down. I diagnosed the problem. Appearently, due to design, the ribbon cable on the Xenarc 700IDT gets pinched by the screen when it is out and up. Over time it will sever connections within that cable. The solution (I believe) is to VERY CAREFULLY dremel the offending lip off the bottome of the back of the screen housing. In my opinion, Xenarc should do this from the factory. The pictures will explain:
Did you replace the ribon cable yourself ?
Is it working now ?
Here in Portugal we have great weather, lots of brunnets, party a lot,drink a lot....
Not yet. I need to get it RMA'd, and I'll need the invoice from the company that sold it to me. They contacted the rep at Xenarc they deal with, and still haven't heard back from them. I Xenarc customer service generally like that? Hard to get a hold of?