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IBM Thinkpad 600e power switch issue...please help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lefenix, Nov 10, 2004.

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  1. lefenix

    lefenix Thread Starter

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    I hope someone has crossed this issue and has a solution.

    I have a Thinkpad 600e and use it in a situation where it needs constant power. I use it as a monitor for my summer home when we go on vacation, However, we have constant power outages and I want to have the laptop boot up automatically when power resumes and we are away. I don't rely on batteries and when I try to keep the power switch engaged (tape), it starts then shuts down.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Power switches usually rely on a momentary "on" connection to turn on. A continuous connection invokes a shutdown.
    If there is no option under BIOS to restart on power restore, you need to make a pulse generator that provides a contact close on power up and hard wire it in.
     
  3. lefenix

    lefenix Thread Starter

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    Wow. Thanks Kiwiguy! I'll try updating the BIOS first. If you know any resources for the pulse generator route please send my way. Thanks a ton!

    Fenix
     
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