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"nuke switch" to power up laptop? Answered

I have been searching the web for so long trying to find a way to do a potentially awesome mod. I have a Toshiba Satellite® L755D-S5204 laptop, and I was wondering if I could (and HOW to) use a "nuke toggle switch"  to power it up or shut it down, and hopefully from USB, as I loathe taking apart computers. The reason is that sometimes I end up crashing my pc from running too many things at once, so I figure if all I have to do is flip a switch, it would be easier than holding the power button for 5 seconds to shut down and another 5 or 6 to power it up. Plus, I think it would look cool. Any suggestions appreciated, thanks


get one of the many 'one button' usb dongles that act like a controller or a keyboard...

then get an app that listens to the button and powers down...

As for powering up, that's hard to do via usb.

If you use something which acts as a keyboard you can do the powering up by enabling the option wake on keyboard

wake if sleeping, probably not power up from off...I could be wrong though.


6 years ago

I just kill power to my computer with light switch and next morning
I apply power with the same light switch letting the computer power up
on its own.   I run win XP.