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i smell prebuilt
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I smell bundled with my DVD burner / reader
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post #13 of 27
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I have a USB IR receiver and a MS remote, and I can turn my computer ON AND OFF with it....



soo anyone who says it's not possible, stop spreading misinformation
Are you turning it off or just putting it to sleep? A regular MC remote will not turn a computer on if it is off. You need hardware that is inliine with the power switch to turn it on if the computer is off.

There are devices out there that do this (Antec Versis, and some devices with imon software).
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MCE remote can only do sleep. Have a nice day.
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post #15 of 27
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Are you turning it off or just putting it to sleep? A regular MC remote will not turn a computer on if it is off. You need hardware that is inliine with the power switch to turn it on if the computer is off.

There are devices out there that do this (Antec Versis, and some devices with imon software).
This^

I have a Media Center Remote that came with my old laptop that I use with my desktop now. I use it for DVDs and Blu-Rays, and can put my computer to SLEEP with it, and then wake it up. It's not fully shutting off, but all of the power seems to go out since LEDs go out and fans stop spinning. Pretty sure it's just sleeping though.
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post #16 of 27
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MCE remote can only do sleep. Have a nice day.
Not true, I can turn my HTPC off and on with the remote. It came as a bundle with the case and it works perfectly. (TT HTPC chassis with remote and receiver)

Edit: I am adding a picture of it.


Edited by yannickhk - 1/16/11 at 8:07pm
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I have my BIOS set to turn on my computer with the space bar on my keyboard. Shows how lazy I am, because the button is about two feet to my left.
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Not true, I can turn my HTPC off and on with the remote. It came as a bundle with the case and it works perfectly. (TT HTPC chassis with remote and receiver)
...
Like I said, if you have extra hardware, it can (which your case has, open it up and look, your display will have something from the display going to either the power switch or the psu).

A regular WMC remote alone cannot turn a computer on when it has been shut down without additional hardware (but can wake it from Sleep/Hibernate if set to do so in the BIOS).
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post #19 of 27
Time to try this on my laptop.

EDIT:
By god it works. Never even thought it would work. Gonna try and make a video now.
Edited by animal0307 - 1/16/11 at 9:17pm
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Like I said, if you have extra hardware, it can (which your case has, open it up and look, your display will have something from the display going to either the power switch or the psu).

A regular WMC remote alone cannot turn a computer on when it has been shut down without additional hardware (but can wake it from Sleep/Hibernate if set to do so in the BIOS).
Ooops my bad. I hadn't read your post correctly. Sorry
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