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I canNOT get my Dell laptop(s) to come out of sleep mode.

by tedbeari / July 4, 2009 1:04 PM PDT

I have most currently a Dell Inspiron 1420. I am running Vista Ultimate. I have the power settings to "do nothing" when I close the lid, but the laptop almost immediately goes into sleep mode.
Nothing I do will get it to come out of sleep mode. (ie: touchpad mouse or hitting any keys) I have to hold the power button until it powers down then restart it.
I have an Inspiron 600M running XP Professional and it does the same thing, so to me it seems to be a Dell issue. I have tried a variety of power settings, none of which work.
I often have to close the lid but do not want the computer to go into sleep mode. (It stays attached to a GPS receiver which as a truck driver I use often.)
Can anyone give me some insight?

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on the 600m
by JonTitor / July 4, 2009 2:21 PM PDT

did you try just clicking the power button once
or that little button above the volume buttons?

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Power button for getting out of sleep mode.
by tedbeari / July 5, 2009 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: on the 600m

When I briefly press the power button, the system shuts down. (That is how I have it set in the power settings.) I have changed those settings, then pressed the power button, but nothing happens. Any other ideas?

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I remember that complaint.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2009 1:07 AM PDT

I've heard and read the complaints about the lid switch issue. The only true fix is to get a technician to unplug or disable the lid switch.

Sorry, I've heard this one far too many times. Yes there should be a software fix, patch or such but after so many posts and conversations my answer is this. Fix it with a nice technician.

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Lid Switch
by tedbeari / July 5, 2009 3:58 AM PDT

Ha ha. I have to laugh because I accidentally broke the lid switch on my 600M. So yes, I suppose I could do the same thing with my 1420, just take the little switch out.
Thanks for the input anyway!

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