Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

When I close my new Dell Vostro 3500 Win7 laptop it abruptly shuts down instead of suspending.

Posted by on

  • Erik Pettersen
    Erik Pettersen Dec 31, 2010

    Thank you (my full question with all the details got lost :( ) but that setting *is* set to "sleep" both for battery and AC power.

  • Erik Pettersen
    Erik Pettersen Jan 02, 2011

    I uninstalled the most recent installed application which was MS SQL Server 2008 express tools... this seems to have installed a bunch of other **** which was somehow interfering with the laptop going to sleep properly and causing it to abruptly restart.

    Uninstalling sql server express 2008 tools seems to have done the trick. Thanks for your assistance.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,737 Answers

I assume the laptop shuts down once you close the Lid of the Laptop. If so, please follow the following steps, applies to Windows vista and Windows 7.

Open the "Control Panel", double-click "Hardware and Sound", open "Power Options" and locate "When I close the lid", then change the options to "sleep" by clicking the availabe box. Screenshots below:


Windows Vista

When I close my new - nonontech_188.jpg


Windows 7


nonontech_1.png

nonontech_2.png
Apply and click "Ok" to save the changes.


If you have problem, let me know.


Good Luck.


Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Dec 31, 2010

    No problem if what I have posted was the correct solution. Set "Sleep" both Battery" and "Ac Power". If the problem persists, restart your computer. You can also restore the settings bye clicking the "Restore Plan Defaults" tab (refer the third picture).

    Good Luck.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell vostro 3500 shows battery connected but not charging and intermittently shoes no battery detected


Instructions

1
Determine if the laptop battery is defective. While less than 1 percent of batteries are defective, the possibility is still there. If the battery is new and only charges some of the way, it may just require a BIOS update to charge fully. New batteries that refuse to charge at all may be defective. Purchase a new laptop battery to replace the defective one.

2
Test the laptop power adapter to see if it's faulty. Run the laptop directly from the laptop power adapter and without the battery. If the laptop does not work with the adapter plugged in, the adapter is dead and you will need to replace it. The laptop battery may refuse to charge if the adapter is faulty. Charge the battery with the laptop turned off.

3
Insert the laptop battery into another laptop to test it. If the laptop battery charges in another laptop, the laptop's motherboard may be bad. Replacing a motherboard in a computer can be very expensive. If the cost to fix the computer is not worth the cost of replacing the motherboard, consider purchasing a new laptop.

4
Reinstall the battery to ensure all connectors latch properly. The latch mechanism that holds the laptop battery should click into place. If the latch does not close, remove the battery and examine the compartment for signs of damage.

5
Troubleshoot the BIOS to determine if there is a hardware problem. Turn on the laptop and immediately enter BIOS setup by holding down the "Del" and "F1" or "F2" keys, depending on the make and model of the laptop. When the BIOS screen appears, see how long it takes for the battery to charge down. If the battery does not last as long as the BIOS setup, a hardware failure may be the problem.
http://www.aurabuy.com/cheap-9-cell-battery-for-dell-vostro-3400-3500-3700-7fj92-04d3c-paypal.html

Mar 28, 2013 | Dell Vostro 3500 Laptop Computer (Intel...

1 Answer

Dell vostro 3500 shuts down only when running on battery


The problem is with copper connector connecting battery. Battery may be loose. Try putting duct tape from battery to laptop chassis. Hope this will fix the problem.

Feb 14, 2013 | Dell Vostro Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Need step by step instructions on replacing a palm rest on the dell vostro 3500


try this easy step by step instruction. hopefully it's of use to you


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos3500/en/SM/Palmrest.htm

Oct 16, 2012 | Dell Vostro 3500 Laptop Computer (Intel...

1 Answer

Water pilled in my dell vostro 3500 , i left it to dry for several days and till now it doesn't work , the screen is off even the power is on , and also fan on , light is fine to. what is the pro


The water is inside the machine on the motherboard and is causing a short, I recommend removing the main battery unplug the power supply open up laptop and lay it face down on a thick towel to assorb any moisture coming out from the keyboard, but I strongly suggest a pro take it apart for a cleaning provided the main board can be saved.

Jul 21, 2012 | Dell Vostro 3500 Laptop

2 Answers

Dell Vostro 3500 suddenly shut down, start up and works fine, after 2 minutes turn off without any warning message this happened after i installed bios upgrade A10 from dell.com


this is happening because of bios upgrade but not in a bad way. May be there is a hardware problem just starting so new bios upgrade is detecting that and thats why its restarting.

basically sudden shut down occurs in either cases- Fan not working or hard disk(or RAM) gone bad.

my advise is to contact dell customer support and they will guide you thru trouble shooting steps.
they will guide you if your warranty is not there.

Jan 02, 2011 | Dell VOSTRO 3500 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Vostro 3500 suddenly shut down


Try going back to the previous version of the BIOS to see whether the problem continues. You can download older versions from the Dell website and install them over the existing version.

If this does resolve the issue, I would report the problem to Dell and as a precaution inspect the fan and the ventilation screens and ducts for debris and clean as required.
If you're good with a screw driver and the laptop is no longer under warranty, you might even consider taking the laptop apart to clean out any dust build-up from the ventilation ducts.
If this answer is any help at all, please rate either 3 or 4 thumbs. (1 or 2 thumbs are considered "horrible" and "bad")
Thank you for using FixYa and have a Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2011 | Dell VOSTRO 3500 Notebook

1 Answer

The pc stuck when shut down.


please formate ur laptop..ur problem will be solved...

Mar 01, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1400 Intel Core 2 Duo T5270...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...