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Acer Aspire continually enters Stand By Mode on its own

by sciencedrop / December 3, 2009 2:38 AM PST

I bought an Acer Aspire 4720z about 4 months ago. It started going into stand by mode on its own when it booted up. It would do this about 2-4 times then stop. Now it has started to do this quite often, about every 15-30 minutes. I actually used a different driver for my ACPI and the problem went away but my CPU was constantly overloading. I restored the notebook back to a state before I made this change. It now continues to enter stand by mode even while I am working. Any Ideas of how to fix this issue?

XP SP3

Thanks!

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(NT) Call Acer and mention warranty.
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2009 2:44 AM PST
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Refurb :(
by sciencedrop / December 3, 2009 2:56 AM PST

Refurb - 90 day warranty. Of course problem started immediately upon 90 days.

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Call anyway.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 3:36 AM PST
In reply to: Refurb :(

Don't get mad, blow up. Just ask.

"What can you do for me?" "Help."

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Called
by sciencedrop / December 4, 2009 3:43 AM PST
In reply to: Call anyway.

I have called but they are asking 60-90 dollars for 30-60 minutes, and dont guarentee that they can even help. I just thought someone may have a suggestion as to what I may be able to try.

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Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2009 4:02 AM PST
In reply to: Called

Boot and run LINUX off a CD. We don't want to install it. We boot UBUNTU (see google) and run it off the CD so we sniff out if it's a hardware or software issue.
Bob

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