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Remote control for starting your computer from power off

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8cent8
8cent8 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited February 2021 in Coffee lounge

Has your PC ever crashed and you can't reach the reset or power off button?



There's a gadget that you can fit onto your PC, this gadget has a remote control button that allow you to switch your PC On/off or restart from up to 20 metres away.


Where to buy this gadget: [Removed by moderator - advertising link]


There are phone apps that can wake your PC or iOS device 'on-Lan'. The problem with this type of app is that once your computer turns off then you can't turn back on. You can only turn your computer on if it's set in a 'sleep' mode as opposed to being switched off.


Do you know of any gadgets that are available for under £27.72 that can do a similar job?


The video below is for the USB version, the PCIe version that I refer to is easier to install and the cost is similar.



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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi again @8cent8 :) I commented on another thread of yours, but this is another reminder to please refrain from posting links advertising a products, as this breaks our community guidelines. It's fine to discuss useful tools and pieces of technology, but we don't allow advertisements.  

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • 8cent8
    8cent8 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hi Tori_Scope,

    I am an independent living consultant, I also specialise in the area of Assistive Technology.

    I'm sorry but I cannot give your forum users life-changing and very affordable solutions that address their environmental control needs.

    I don't see the point of giving people advice on products that they will find near impossible to find.

    Thanks 


  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    8cent8 said:
    Hi Tori_Scope,



    I don't see the point of giving people advice on products that they will find near impossible to find.

    Thanks 


    Ain't that the truth....I have 4 remotes just for tv and will they stay where I can find them? Course not!
    I fear the same fate will befall (is that even a word?)
    Your life changing products...

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,087 Disability Gamechanger
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    although selling is selling, and isn't allowed here.

    2024 Election won

  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    That's a shame @woodbine
    I was going to try a d interest you in a stick with a rubber knob on the end for a mere £5.99 plus p and p of only £35.50...
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,087 Disability Gamechanger
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    Cress said:
    That's a shame @woodbine
    I was going to try a d interest you in a stick with a rubber knob on the end for a mere £5.99 plus p and p of only £35.50...
    @Cress Damm I missed a bargain as ever  :) i could say I have senior management to turn me on and off, but 101 people would probably object to that !  :/

    2024 Election won

  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    You ve had it now!
    Instant ban. Lol
    I mentioned the knob word, but I think I got away with it...
  • BrettW
    BrettW Community member Posts: 698 Pioneering
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    Simple solution is have your computer set up within reach of where you are sitting. Either on your desk or on the floor right next to you. Both solutions cost you nothing.
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