I have a nice little NUC computer that I use as a file server. The problem is that in the event of a power failure, there is no way to return the computer to a power-on state other than physically pressing the momentary switch on the front of the box. There is no power state setting in the BIOS, and wake-on-lan setting does not function as there is no phantom power to the network card. Hence, when we have a power loss, the computer becomes totally dormant.
The power switch on the box is a typical momentary power switch on a computer and simply shorts the two wires on the switch. I believe it’s low-power/12v.
My thinking is if I can find a battery powered remote switch to simply jumper the two wires on the computer switch, once electrical service is restored to the house, I could power on this little computer box up remotely,
I have a tendency to overthink things…ask my wife…so thought I would see if anyone has a simple idea.
I may not be describing this correctly, and my searches have come up with some pretty involved scenarios that seem overly complicated.
I’ve used avanced power settings in BIOS with a smart power outlet in the past on an old computer that had the BIOS which supported it. I also use @TAustin’s Edge wake-on-lan virtual device to remotely power on my NAS so if it supports wake-on-lan then it’s an option with the SmartThings hubs that support Edge drivers.