I tore apart my laptop tonight and soldered wires that I can extend to a button to turn on the laptop... What a bear. I hope I NEVER have to do that again lol. Alas, it's done. I don't have any pictures of it at the moment, but I'll get some tomorrow most likely.
When I took this laptop apart the little tab jiggers that let the mouse, keyboard, and what have you work, they all woudln't go back on after I took them off. No big deal I suppose. This laptop looks like a disaster right now, but it works, and it works the way I want it to!
My usb and vga extentions also arived. This means tomorrow will be a busy day. It'll start out with running power for the touchscreen and laptop, then It's time to test, then tear the car apart and install! (minus painting the dash bezel, I'm procrastinating that)