Archive Pages Design$type=blogging

MINIX NEO Z64 Auto Power On

CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE Auto Power On - Jumper Position for Power Recovery Enabled Inside the MINIX NEO Z64 (Fig 1.) With the rece...

CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE
Auto Power On - Jumper Position for Power Recovery Enabled
Inside the MINIX NEO Z64 (Fig 1.)

With the recent release of the Z64 and the Bay Trail processor goodness it brings with it,  I saw a great opportunity to try out a new windows capable mini PC to hopefully act as a low cost, low energy pseudo server on the home network.

Of course a server's functionality is greatly increased if it can automate computing and schedule various tasks around the clock, so some sort of recovery after power failure feature is needed.

The Z64 does not do this straight out of the box, however knowing that some of the other models on offer from MINIX have on board jumper settings to achieve this I had to take a look.  Some of you who have bought this great little piece of kit will be dismayed that you will be required to open it up to enable this, but I found it was relatively easy to do.

*Standard Disclaimer: Please note if you care about your warranty at all, DO NOT OPEN YOUR device, or do so at your own risk.

If you are still reading and do want to try this out, make sure you have good quality mini screwdriver (Phillips head) available, those little screws feel like they will strip easy if you have a cheap one!

STEPS:
1. Unplug the power and any other items you may have inserted into the device (eg USB's, MicroSD, Cables)

2. Flip the device over.  You will need to peel off the 4 small rubber feet located on its underside as the screws are located there.  I found they retained enough stickiness to place back on without using adhesive - your experience may differ.

3. Take out the 4 holding screws - use a firm grip and applying good downward pressure so as not to strip the head of your screws.  I found mine to be rather tight.

4. The board should lift out easily with the connecting wires still attached. You will be able to flip it over, locate the PWR_MODE jumper and then set it to the position as shown in Fig1.

5. You are done.  Put everything back together


WHAT TO EXPECT:
I have done some initial tests and listed the results for you; here is the behaviour you can expect from your Z64 after setting the jumper in the steps above.

1. Conditions: NEO Z64 is on, power supply to device is momentarily cut then resumed (unplug/re-plug power cable).
1. Result: device powers up automatically

2. Conditions: NEO Z64 is manually shut down from within windows, power supply is maintained.
2. Result: Device powers down and stays shut down.
- 2a. If device power button is pressed in this shut down state, device will start back up.
- 2b. If the power is cut to device (unplug/re-plug power cable) in this shut down state, it will start automatically as if recovering from power failure.

Next on my list of things to do is work out how I can image this little beast with a server O/S like 2008. The Windows 8.1 install on here is pretty good (and runs well on the Z64) but the extra functionality of a server would be the bomb!  If anyone has any tips on how to do this it would be very much appreciated!

COMMENTS

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

2014 2015 2016 2017 360 orbit mount 60 Days To A Sexy Soul Ace in the Hole Aged Eggnog Air Force Alcoholic Eggnog Alexx Mudd Amber Walker ANDRA Angus Henry Anniversary April Vaughan AudioJungle Auki Auki Henry Auki Henry Google+ Auki Henry Photography Aussie Bandit Australia Australia Post Auto Power On Autos & Angels Behind the Scenes Beyond She Brings The Rain Bitcoin Bitcoin Pizza Day Brasher Nats Christie Petersen Christmas Cored Cryptocurrency curry Darwin Darwin Christmas Lights Darwin City at Night Darwin Cyclone December 2011 Darwin Fashion Darwin Indie Films Darwin Motocross Darwin Motor Cycle Club Darwin MX Darwin Northern Territory Darwin Photographer Darwin Photography Darwin Slamfest Darwin Wedding Photographers Darwin Wet Season Desert Nationals Dietary DMCC Doesn't Matter Anyway Doesnt Matter Anyway Drag Racing DSLR Video DT3 DTOWN-3 Ebony Daniels Ed Forman Eggnog Electroneum ETN FEAR FEAR Monaro Featured Fighting Fatigue Fitness and Fat Burning Food Photography DIY Fravashi FS700 Gazzanats Glidecam X-10 Golden Noble Google vs ACCC gopro Gripen Health hero Hero Walk Hidden Valley Raceway HighRPM Hope Hornet Hotshots 2012 How do you pronounce Quinoa How to Earn Money How To Pronounce Quinoa Huangshan Huangshan City I want you to know Jeri Ryan Jessica Shalders Just Do It Kamfari Kayla Robinson kc-130 Kelly Ann Doll Kessler Crane Khalia-may Gepp Lan Treagus low carb beer Lyrics Maclean Motorsport Maddison Ash Making a Music Video Mark Hamilton May May 22 2010 Mick Brasher MINIX NEO Z64 Miss Kelly Ann Doll monaro engine Monsoon Motorsports NT NBN Nightcliff Sunset Showers Oil Painting Once Belonged Photography Photos Pinup Pitch Black Playground Workout Pocket Dolly Pocket Dolly v2.0 pronounce Quinoa Quechua Quinoa Quito Washington RAAF Ranger RX AS Speed Rapisarda Autosport International Recipe Rob Russell Rockabilly Sam Korn Sarah Clee SBS Speedweek Seven of Nine Sgraffito She Brings The Rain Skarlett Skarlett Darwin Skarlett Music Skarlett Music Video Skarlett Promo Shot Slacker Slamfest Slamfest 2012 Slider Slow Motion Video Sony Stacey Leigh Star Trek Stevie Dee Studio Shoot Summer Boag Tali Doherty Telstra TEMCC Territory Day Fireworks The Official Auki Henry The Rock This Is What We Do Thumpers Tiana Haste Top Fuel Drag Racing TSU Tsunkatse Twitterfeed ULEGAL Ultimate Alcoholic Eggnog v8 monaro V8 Supercars Video Voyager We Love Media Ltd white ppl Wise Marketing XDRIFT Xmas
false
ltr
item
The Official Auki Henry: MINIX NEO Z64 Auto Power On
MINIX NEO Z64 Auto Power On
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-omAi9VThQsI/VPbkGpWlJ2I/AAAAAAAAJZY/XUw_DGI6wyU/s1600/minix-neo-z64-auto-power-on.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-omAi9VThQsI/VPbkGpWlJ2I/AAAAAAAAJZY/XUw_DGI6wyU/s72-c/minix-neo-z64-auto-power-on.jpg
The Official Auki Henry
http://www.aukihenry.com/2015/03/minix-neo-z64-auto-power-on.html
http://www.aukihenry.com/
http://www.aukihenry.com/
http://www.aukihenry.com/2015/03/minix-neo-z64-auto-power-on.html
true
1303356979935275804
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago