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Computer will not go into STBY or Hibernate when lid is closed

Gateway 200ARC. Changed screen & motherboard, kept orig hard drive. Display pwr options/advanced/ pwr options box is checked for "when I close the lid of my portable computer it go into STBY." What is the trigger for lid close sensing? or Is my problem a software driver problem?

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  • terryh5 Jan 27, 2009

    where is the switch under the screen to base? Do you know how it works? I do not see any mechanical switch like on other laptops.

  • terryh5 Jan 28, 2009

    Thanks for trying, but there is no such device on the Gateway 200ARC. It has to be a prox sensing device because there is no mechanical switch. The latch also doesn't have any other function other than to hold the cover closed. I have had the whole computer apart and can't find what triggers the close signal. I'm baffled!

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If the option is checked, and it doesn't work, the switch under the screen to base closing needs to be adjusted/replaced. i would double check settings and intallation disk if this does not work.

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  • shyspeed Jan 28, 2009

    the little switch if a piece if plastic protruding near the hinge of the monitor, that hits a little button/switch in a cutout on the base/ keyboard.

    my acer and many others have them in various places.

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