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I heard there was a sleep button. Is this true? And if so, where is it?

I use my HP EliteBook for school, and I liked putting my old computer to sleep instead of just closing it. If there was a way for me to close it instead of manually going in and putting it to sleep, it would benefit me greatly.

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Go to power options in the control panel and change the settings

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In control panel, > Hardware and Sound > Power options > System settings you can set up what your computer will do after you push power button...... you can set up sleep and your problem is solved

it's in Windows 7////... other OS are pretty much same...

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You should press the fn key followed by half a moon enclosed in a box sign available at the function keys (can be f3 or f5 or any other function key depending on the keyboard) and that should put your PC to sleep..

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Yeah I can understand. I must assist by telling you that you can configure these settings by using POWER SETTINGS application which you can find in your CONTROL panel.

Your all confusions and doubts will be clarified by that application and then you will have to reboot system manually. You can choose configuration for your best personal use.

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There are 3 parts to standby. Your version of windows must support it. You have the utility enabled and working. The display switch must be operating.

If you have checked the power utility setting and are sure they are right and the utility is installed operating right then your problem is the lid switch.

On some models you can see it under or along the bottom edge of the screen. To check if it is working use something like a tooth pick to depress the switch. The display should at least blink out when fully closed. If you can't find it or get at it you can close the display and try to spot any light coming from the screen. It should be easy to see but if nothing else try a dark room. The display should go dark as the lid closes fully. It will be pretty close to when its down so can be hard to see when.

If the display is working after you close then the switch needs replacement. If it goes dark then I would reinstall the power utility as something may have got corrupted.

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it needs service (circa 2008 pc , as old as) carbon14 dated.
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hp has bad coverage on these, cheap , pc.
the servicing guide, is like useless, (how to add memory ) or.
no true book like they top tier do. (famous for) like elite books. or XM series , desktops

1: do the long reset yet, in the manual>
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You can wake up the laptop by touching the touchpad, pressing a key or pressing the power button.

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no PC stated, my guess not HP puter.!!!
NO OS stated. (not all OS caN RUN IT)
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HP Multi-Media keyboard 5187-7583 uses a PS/2 connector, and is over a decade old.

do not move PS2 devices from one maker to other. ever.
they are not standardizes like USB are.


Why are you using this? now, in 2017
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and end any usage of XP now. for ever.
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