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Laptop Stand-by

By Kijana
Aug 30, 2008
  1. Hi everyone,

    I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that refuses to come out of stand-by.

    Whenever I close the lid, it goes off, but when I open the lid again, it can't display anything. The problem is componded by the fact that its the display that is off since it it was music I was playing there before, it will continue playing after I open the lid.

    My deduction was that there might be a problem with either the hardware or some electrical connection to the display. I have tried diassembling the laptop to make sure there is no loose connection, invain.

    I could use some advice or help please.

    Thank you.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Use canned air to clean the port.
    Reboot in SafeMode to see what you can see.
    Disable the standby choice in your BIOS or Dell F12
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    How old is the laptop? Have you been using the Standby/hibernation all the while?

    It could be the simple switch that senses the lid open/close.
    It's a single pole-double throw switch and the UP contact can be failing.
     
  4. Kijana

    Kijana TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 60

    How can I locate the switch.

    It isn't mine but its not old. It has been in use for less than one year.
     
  5. tkr3alm3r

    tkr3alm3r TS Rookie Posts: 29

    disable the standy when you close the lid option, and set for power button.....?
     
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