I left my laptop on and open. iwoke up to noise coming from computer.cat was sleeping on the keyboard. now my mouse will not move. external mouse works. if i shut the computer down and turn it back on the mouse will work for 1 second and then quit. rube
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Re: cat killed mouse
Kill the cat. Just kidding, I have two myself. They sure love laptops.
Pull the battery out and unplug for an hour. Any change? The laptop might have overheated. I'm answering your question a day late. Did you get it to work?
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Best way to restart it from wake up is remove the battery (if it is a laptop) or push the power button for at least 10 seconds (or more) until you can't see any lights at all or any sound from the hard drive. That is the only way you can restart the computer if it is not waking up from sleep mode.
Power button is top left corner of keyboard above the "Esc" key.
If you are trying to shutdown from Windows 8, follow these steps:
1. Mouse over the little gadget in the lower right corner of the screen. (You can also move your mouse cursor to the upper left corner; same result. Or, you can press Windows-C on your keyboard.)
2. In the slide-out menu (known as the Charms Bar) that appears, click Settings.
3. Click the Power button, and then click your desired action: Sleep, Shut down, or Update and restart.
Sounds like your keyboard is sending the wrong signal (the one telling your PC to enter sleep mode) to your motherboard when you press space key, which (if true) would indicate it's faulty. It could also be you've contracted a virus and is playing a particularly nasty practical joke on you (let's hope that's all it does). Try connecting another keyboard to your PC and see if that helps. If it doesn't, then you'll need to clean your computer of any viruses. Try also disconnecting your mouse and see if that changes anything. If your keyboard comes with a shortcut utility software for it, run it and check there's no shortcut set on your keyboard's space bar. You've additionally specified you're not using wireless keyboard, but could you also please write what OS you're on?
How can I wake my computer from sleep or
On most computers, you can resume working by pressing your
computer's power button. However, not all computers are the same. You might be
able to wake your computer by pressing any key on the keyboard, clicking a mouse
button, or opening the lid on a laptop. Check the documentation that came with
your computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
To disable the sleep button on the acer keyboard Do the following (Vista home)
Go to control panel (classic view) double click Power options.
left hand margin select Choose what the power buttons do.
This opens a systems settings page
You will see an option :
When I press the sleep button: (Don't worry that the picture of the button is different than the keyboard's Zz)
Select Do Nothing from the dropdown box.
Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the screen.
control panel >power options has all the settings to change what mode the computer goes into when you close the lid eg.sleep hiberante etc. so set that up for starters. when you close the lid on some laptops they go into hibernation which can be difficult to come out of. I find it best to put the computer in sleep mode when i go for a break, then it only takes one push of the button to continue where i left off
you can extend or turn off stanby or have it go into sleep mode automatically in the power option setting, and while in control panel check wireless keyboard has full control. The click of the mouse should reactivate it from standyby so try sleep for now.
I hope this knowledge helps you