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Sleep problem After the first boot if I send my inspiron 6400 to sleep everthing works normally. However on subsequent attempts to send the machine to sleep (without an intervening boot) sleep does not work. When I send my notebook to sleep mode the screen goes blank but the machine does not enter sleep mode. However if I touch to mouse pad, hit enter etc the screen wont switch back on. Any suggestions? Many thanks

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  • patour Nov 25, 2008

    I have a new Acer Monitor; goes into sleep mode after not using for a little while, I will move the mouse, hit the keys but can't get the screen to come back on.

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I've seen this on many Dell machines, and I've found no real fix for this. It seems that this function either works or it doesn't. You can do a restore back to a point that you remember it working properly, but eventually it will start doing it again. I've decided that this is a glitch with Dell's systems. You can also do a bios update from Dell's support site, sometimes this helps with the little glitch they pick up.

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