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Close laptop lid -- sleeps.

by FrankQC / November 1, 2009 11:09 PM PST

For some reason when I close my laptop lid, my computer goes to sleep.

I've went in the power options, made sure that when I close the lid the computer does -not- go to sleep, yet it insists on going to sleep when I close the lid.

Suggestions as to how I cam fix this problem?


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Widely discussed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 11:18 PM PST

This issue is well known but the fix varies with make and model of the machine. Sometimes its back to the maker for a new bios.

Sometimes you find the maker did this on purpose as the laptops could overheat with the lid closed.

I can't find the make, model under discussion.

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by FrankQC / November 1, 2009 11:23 PM PST
In reply to: Widely discussed.

Dell Latitude D630
Windows Vista

It's just being weird. It worked fine until recently.
Could it be because I used cleaner and defraggler?

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You broke it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 11:35 PM PST
In reply to: Specs

Sorry but that should have been in your first post. Again the Dell lid switch can't disable sleep is widely discussed. But you added a new wrinkle in that you likely whacked it with some registry cleaning. Undo, go back and don't clean that registry.

Try installing the Dell Quickset and such software again. Some get uppity about those utilities but these are what make it all work.

Vista also has that HYBRID SLEEP that gives us pains. More at

I read your posts again and can't see where you did the old change it to something else and back again to what I wanted why windows does this I don't know exercise.

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