miamiwice Wrote:I installed a relay inside my case and wired it in series with my power button. My alarm for my house has voltage triggers and accepts x10 commands. So when it sees a certain code it triggers 12v for 1 second. The relay gets energized and closes the contact so it like pressing the button. I use the NO side of the relay to my alarm for status so it knows if it's already on. You could do the same with a plug in x10 lamp module and 12 v power supply and 12 v relay if you can get it to energize the relay for no more than 1 second.
@miamiwice, did you know that the X-10 "Universal Module" (UM506) is a contact-closure device?
It's what I use to remote control my power button.
No relay required, just wire the momentary contact closure to your power switch on the motherboard.
I use the XIR for my xbox and it works great. I was going to suggest that as well.
That is probably the best way to do it, as it is just like pressing the power button on your PC when you hit the button on your IR remote.