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Awake Laptop from sleep

by GeoffSri / April 23, 2011 1:43 AM PDT

I can put the laptop to sleep from a shortcut on the desktop, How can i awake the laptop from a wireless keyboard/ aaaaaaaMouse.

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If it doesn't now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2011 1:50 AM PDT

It is unlikely it can be done. Some machines can do this but it's a combination of enabling power to the USB (there is no standard for this) and then setting the wake on IRQ or USB in the bios.

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Try the power button
by richierein / April 29, 2011 3:16 PM PDT

I have a Dell 1720 laptop. When the computer is sleeping I push the power button for about 1 second. This wakes it up. Don't hold it down too long or the computer will shutdown. Let me know if this works for you.



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No Power button on the Wireless keyboard.
by GeoffSri / April 29, 2011 10:18 PM PDT
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Yes if I hit the power button on the Laptop it wakes it up. I want to wake it up from a external wireless keyboard which does not have a power button.

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May not be possible
by richierein / April 29, 2011 10:32 PM PDT

I have a sneaking suspicion that you may not be able to wake it up from a wireless device. The only way you can know for sure is to check with the manufacturer of the motherboard. Sorry


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