Remote "Power" and "Reset" buttons for LattePanda

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sweetbb
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:56 pm

Hi,
I am very new to the LattePanda. I got mine today. I bought the 4GB ram 64 bit version.

I am using this wonderful computer in my digital organ project. It is a 2 manual + pedal midified organ, used for pop music and some classical music. I am installing the LattePanda inside this computer, and will control everything from the 7 inch touch screen, and possible also install a 10 inch non touch screen via HDMI.

When the computer is installed inside an organ console, I will not have physical access to the "Power" and "Reset" buttons on the board. How can I connect two buttons remotely, so that I can operate them from outside the console faceplate?
Regards,
Brian.

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Tempest8008
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:08 pm

You have a couple of options.

1. If you have a steady hand and some mad soldering skills you can desolder those buttons and attach a couple of wires and thus have a switch wherever you decide to put one.
2. In the BIOS you can set the LP to boot immediately when it gets external power, thus avoiding the need to hit the power button. You can then use the touchscreen and Windows to shut down the unit. Same for performing a restart.

You have the Windows Enterprise version on the 4/64. Set up the UWF (Unified Write Filter) to protect the OS in the even of an unexpected shutdown and you can just turn on and off the power to the LP to shut it down and boot it up.

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sweetbb
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:30 am

Thank you for your advice. How do I get into the BIOS on the LP?

ok. I found the BIOS. Just like on a 'regular' pc, with the 'DEL' key.

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sweetbb
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:17 pm

HI Tempest8008,

I've been searching for the option to automatically boot the LP when I switch on the power, but I cannot find it in the BIOS.

Can you please indicate exactly where I should look for it?

Nevermind, I found it after searching, thank you. This bios is a bit different to my other Intel computers, so I found it somewhere unexpected.

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LattePanda
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:27 am

Hi, you can Power On the Machine Status AC/Battery In to use the auto-power feature.
Hope it can help you.
And may I ask is your own project of interests or your company project?
And please update here.
Let's keep in touch.
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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sophocha
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Mon May 28, 2018 6:56 am

Here it is https://ibb.co/cMnqQy

I found that jumper wires are a little flexible and they end up not touching the solder at the back of the button.Another solution (which I'm working on it) is to cut some resistor or capacitor wires (which are thinner) and glue these on.

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sweetbb
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:20 am

It is a private project, for my own entertainment. However, anybody can do this, it is certainly not proprietary.

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1berc0mp
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Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:17 am

sweetbb wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:17 pm
HI Tempest8008,

I've been searching for the option to automatically boot the LP when I switch on the power, but I cannot find it in the BIOS.

Can you please indicate exactly where I should look for it?

Nevermind, I found it after searching, thank you. This bios is a bit different to my other Intel computers, so I found it somewhere unexpected.
Hi,

Where did you find that option?

Kind Regards

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