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Dell Inspiron B130 won't wake up after closing lid

If I close the lid on my Dell Inspiron B130 laptop before shutting it down, it goes into sleep mode, but won't wake up again when reopened. I have to reboot the laptop every time. Is there a fix for this or can it be overridden?

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  • sandie_donne Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks so much for the replies:

    Beltian: Neither the space bar nor the power button work to wake up the laptop.

    Nitin_Master: The only choice for "when I close the lid to my laptop" is "do nothing" ... which is already checked. Even changing the power scheme to "always on" doesn't work. When I close the lid, the screen goes to black and will not "wake up" again unless I reboot.

  • sandie_donne Apr 13, 2009

    I actually just realized that the laptop isn't going into sleep mode when closed ... it happens just as I open it back up. Then it goes black (yet doesn't shut completely down) and I have to reboot to wake it up.

  • sandie_donne Apr 13, 2009

    Beltian, I'm sorry I wasn't clear. It isn't an issue with wanting or trying to shut down. I DON'T want this to happen when I close the lid on the laptop, and I'm trying to figure out how to prevent it.

    In looking again, I realized that the problem actually happens after closing the lid and then starting to open it again. Just as I lift it, it goes into sleep mode and will not wake up without rebooting.

  • sandie_donne Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks, Beltian. I appreciate your quick replies tonight.

  • David Miller
    David Miller May 11, 2010

    Does this only happen before you shut the laptop down?

  • David Miller
    David Miller May 11, 2010

    Have you tried pressing the Space Bar or the power button to see if that wakes the "beast" ?

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Right Click on desktop--> Properties--> ScreenSaver-->Power--> Advanced
And from there U can set the things According to u


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Well if it only happens when you are trying to shut down your laptop then try shutting it down and leaving the screen open to see if it shuts down completely.

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    David Miller Apr 13, 2009

    Im sorry to say but i am stumped at the moment, it might be that its getting closer to bed time, but if i find a solution to your problem and no one else has posted it i will let you know.

    Sorry and i hope you get your answer soon.


  • no1nparticul
    no1nparticul Jul 12, 2013

    I have had the same problem with my inspiron 1420. Nothing wakes the computer back up. Spacebar, power button, nothing! I have resorted to putting mine into hibernation and then it will wake up if I shut the lid and then press the power button once. But if I just shut it randomly it won't "wake" back up.

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