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Screen auto turn-on when it has a power supply?

  • Hi, apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this kind of question,

    I’m using an Intel Compute Stick instead of a Pi and it’s connected to an Acer K222HQLbid 21.5" LED monitor (is this forum only for people using Pi’s…? I couldn’t see anywhere)

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to set it up so that the screen will always power on when it receives power, as my frame will conceal the plastic housing of the monitor and make the power button inaccessible.

    Currently, if the monitor is on before being unplugged from power, it will turn on if it is plugged back in. My concern is if this switch is reset to the off position whilst the monitor is in the frame then the whole thing will have to be taken apart to access the monitor’s power button.

    Any advice \ solutions welcome!

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    What I did with my monitor is that I removed the bezel from around the monitor and relocated the controls to the bottom of the mirror box. There was a fairly long (16" or so) and very thin ribbon cable that was stuck in place with a light adhesive. A gentle tug and it flopped around freely. I re-routed that cable out the bottom of the box and stuck it to the outside with an industrial booger. So now I just press the button if I need to turn the monitor on or adjust the settings.

  • Thanks very much for the advice!

    It was a bit un-nerving popping open the screen as I’ve never done anything like it before, but managed to wrangle out the strip of buttons and relocate it around the back.

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