how to force a hard reboot remotely

Ryan Coleman editor at
Sun Jul 17 04:07:21 UTC 2011

On Jul 16, 2011, at 11:01 PM, Joshua Isom wrote:

> On 7/16/2011 9:40 PM, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>> Is there any way to force a complete power down and then reset of a
>> i386 without physically being present?
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> Odds are this would be a little bit of a hardware mod.  Get a microcontroller and a relay, and tell the microcontroller to kill power to the system.  Make sure in the BIOS you're set to restart when the power comes back on.  If that fails you'll need another relay to short the on button.  I don't know of anything in the computer that could be easily used instead of a microcontroller.

I think I kinda covered that with the UPS remote control thing... 

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