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    ok got it! it only worked once! one time! i hear the relay turning on and off but the laptop does not turn on. Yes its wired correctly. It is connected to the docking station's power button. Yes it is soldered correctly. Yes the all three buttons turn on and off the laptop- laptop button - docking station button- and the button that came with the controller.

    any other help?

    -i think the relay is not "pressing" the button long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1701 View Post
    ok got it! it only worked once! one time! i hear the relay turning on and off but the laptop does not turn on. Yes its wired correctly. It is connected to the docking station's power button. Yes it is soldered correctly. Yes the all three buttons turn on and off the laptop- laptop button - docking station button- and the button that came with the controller.

    any other help?

    -i think the relay is not "pressing" the button long enough.
    The approximate timing is 1/2 second. Are you getting that time between the two clicks of the relay turning off and on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarDriver View Post
    Hey W3bMa5t3r...glad to see you're still selling these modules and helping people get their laptops set up the right way.
    Hey hey, long time bro. Yeah I'm still around lol and within the next week or so I'll have the usb power modules out as well. All the more to eat up the free time I don't have lol.
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    no its actually clickin faster.
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    well it looks like i have wasted my money big time. could have went to radio shack a bought a 99 cent button to manually turn the laptop on and off. what a rip. guess its only for certain laptops, even though they all turn on and off with a button. buyer beware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1701 View Post
    well it looks like i have wasted my money big time. could have went to radio shack a bought a 99 cent button to manually turn the laptop on and off. what a rip. guess its only for certain laptops, even though they all turn on and off with a button. buyer beware.
    Works great for me. I even tried this on a desktop and it worked great. Theoretically it should work on any computer whether it be desktop or laptop.
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    john i don't think your post is necessary to say that it was a waste of money. I have the module working in my car flawlessly. If it wasn't for the module i don't know what else I could have possibly been able to do to power mine on. before i bought mine i tested with a multimeter to make sure it would work. Don't sell this product short, it's not like Sony made it. Just someone with an ambition to help others and make custom products. Also, you can just resell it in the classifieds

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    i am not selling this product short not at all. I looked at the diagrams of it, i am trying to figure out what happened to it. Right now it only worked once. Right now (IMO) it is only for laptops with 1/2 sec or less time to press the button on.

    Edit- i think it needs a adjustable setting for the relay.
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    Hey guys... sorry I haven't been on here much, and my apologies to John about not getting back with you sooner. I'm working my last day of almost 2 weeks worth of 12-14 hour days... I'm ready to crash for the next three days lol.

    All but one other system that this has been installed on was a 1/2 second or less 'press' (as far as I know). The other system also needed a longer press and this was attained by using a larger capacity electrolytic capacitor and matching resistor. If you'd like I can do this for you, or if you're confident enough with a soldering iron, the electrolytic capacitor and resistor are easy enough to replace. I'm more than willing to help getting it working for you. Just let me know.

    /edit - thanks to everyone for keeping faith in me

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    i have no problems helping you out to fix this W3bMa5t3r, your design is really good and I know it works. Just right now not for me. yes i agree, I think it needs a longer setting, at least on this laptop, about 1/2 to maybe 3/4 seconds should do it.

    "if you're confident enough with a soldering iron" yes, i was born with it in my hand.

    maybe a 1500uf cap?
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