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Toshiba Satellite M100 turns on by itself

Hi all!

Here's my problem: Every time I shutdown or hibernate my Satellite M100-165, it will turn itself on within 5 seconds. Standby doesn't work either - instead of going to normal standby mode (power LED turning orange) it will turn off completely and in 5 seconds will power up again and freeze. The computer turns itself on only when plugged into AC power, with or without network cable. Wake-on-LAN is disabled. No other wake events are accessible from the BIOS setup menu.

I tried System Restore to a date before the problem had occured, I updated the BIOS, uninstalled and reinstalled Toshiba Power Saver Utility, set closing of the lid to take no action, scanned with BitDefender, HijackThis and Ad-aware SE and didn't find suspicious processes.

The problem started some time after I installed Motorola Phone Tools (that is, a USB modem driver for my mobile phone). I don't know if that could be related but uninstalled/reinstalled the software to no avail.

Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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(NT) (NT) try the notebook sans the moto software.

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deinstalling MPT didn't help

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I deinstalled Motorola Phone Tools but to no avail.

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Diagnostics scan.

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This is the last resort, when your machine starts up, click F12 or equivalent keys that bring you to a selective startup menu. From there you should be able to select "Run Diagnostics Test." This may take an hour or so but it'll check all your hardware components to see if there is anything at fault.

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Could be the A/C adapter

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Well, this is a longshot, but it very well could be your A/C adapter. You say that the symptoms only occur when the notebook is plugged in. Well, if the A/C was faulty, and it somehow disrupted the flow of power when the system was in hibernation, etc, the notebook could turn on as a result.

Now, a second solution goes like this: Check out your power settings via right-clicking on the desktop and going into the screen-saver/monitor power options. SOme handy stuff and/or an answer might be found there.

Again, both of these are real long shots, but hey, you never know.

Hope this helps

- Nick

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