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post #21 of 27
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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.
As I said I would. I had to start WMC cause it didn't want to shutdown from the desktop. both remotes came with my laptop and both will shut it off. The small one is the presentation remote and the bigger one is the one that came bundled with the tv tuner. Now before you start saying its cause of my tv tuner its not. I tried it with my sister laptop and it worked. There is an IR sensor on the front of my laptop in the bottom corner. But it does shut down and reboot.
post #22 of 27
Could I rig a clapper to my computer? That'd be sweet.

Aww man, I really need my computer but don't want to get to turn it on.
Ohh I know! *claps*
B*tchin'!
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post #23 of 27
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As I said I would. I had to start WMC cause it didn't want to shutdown from the desktop. both remotes came with my laptop and both will shut it off. The small one is the presentation remote and the bigger one is the one that came bundled with the tv tuner. Now before you start saying its cause of my tv tuner its not. I tried it with my sister laptop and it worked. There is an IR sensor on the front of my laptop in the bottom corner. But it does shut down and reboot.
Now go try it with a desktop with just an IR reciever. It won't work.
Laptops are wired differently than desktops.
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Now go try it with a desktop with just an IR reciever. It won't work.
Laptops are wired differently than desktops.
Exactly...as i said in my first post...i can do it with my HP laptop but none of my desktops and im using an IR remote. And people don't confuse sleep mode with shut down
post #25 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
That thing looks bada$$. You on a HTPC?
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The HP laptops with remote can do this, and I'm pretty sure the desktops can too.
Worked on my bedroom rig, which is a reformatted HP Media Centre PC (a.k.a large-ass HTPC) - just plugged the thing in and let it run its drivers.
Edited by Volvo - 1/18/11 at 11:21pm
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post #27 of 27
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The HP laptops with remote can do this, and I'm pretty sure the desktops can too.
Worked on my bedroom rig, which is a reformatted HP Media Centre PC (a.k.a large-ass HTPC) - just plugged the thing in and let it run its drivers.
Again, this has hardware designed to turn the computer off and on with a remote. A regular computer can not do this unless you add the hardware.
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