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The Laptop can't get to sleep mode

When pressing Function+F4 (sleep) it like goes to sleep and displaying a message "going to sleep", the PC screen gets black, but eventually the PC not getting to sleep and power is still on, the "moon" led is not turning on as should. It happen since my laptop screen got closed while the PC was turn on (befor that, the sleep function was working fine). Thanks, Lavi

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  • lavi_bu Jul 17, 2008

    Did that already ... but didn't solve the problem.

    Thanks

  • lavi_bu Jul 17, 2008

    Adjusted already, same result.

  • lavi_bu Jul 19, 2008

    Will try. Thanks

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Do a system restore ro a point that you remember it working properly.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 17, 2008

    Try adjusting the sleep and stand by settings in the display properties.

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Jul 17, 2008

    Well, at this point the only other thing I can suggest is doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc.

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