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 Post subject: Moving my Laptop Power Button [Help!]
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:29 pm 
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OK. I am at a loss here as to what the part name is that I would even need to search for?!?

Background: I am converting an old laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000) into a digital picture frame. As such I would like to relocate the power button to the bottom of the frame. However, the laptop power button is a plug not a set of wires.

Required: I need to find an adopter that I can plug into the laptop board that can act as an extender to the power button piece.

Pictures always help....

This is the backside of the power button. I would need a 10-pin (very small) female adapter to fit into the male plug.
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The opposite side of the adapter would need to plug into the male piece on the laptop board.
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I am thinking the adapter would look something like this, 10 individual wires each with a male and female end....
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I went to RadioShak and the kid had the most hilarious confused look on his face, needless to say he wasn't very helpful. If anyone has any idea on what I could use and where I might be able to obtain such an object, I would greatly appreciate the advice.

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving my Laptop Power Button [Help!]
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:03 pm 
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I'm thinking solder wire to some female headers (laptop side) and some male breakaway headers. This might be a source for the wire.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving my Laptop Power Button [Help!]
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:38 am 
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Exactly what I was looking for, thanks noghiri_x. I appreciate the advice and links.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving my Laptop Power Button [Help!]
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:30 am 
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Pins are usually standard. All you need is some solder and a soldering iron. You DO have those, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving my Laptop Power Button [Help!]
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:00 am 
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:D Yes, I have a soldering iron and solder and the wire that you linked too.

I just didn't know the names "break away headers" which made the search difficult.

Before posting, I tried searching for computer pins but was not getting any good results.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving my Laptop Power Button [Help!]
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:13 am 
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It's an Arduino/prototyping board thing. I'm not surprised you haven't heard about them. :)


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