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How do you get an IBM Thinkpad OUT of Sleep Mode?

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  • Jenn Johnson Mar 12, 2011

    When I TRY to turn it on...it starts up

  • Jenn Johnson Mar 12, 2011

    Can't do an update! It won't turn on.

  • Jenn Johnson Mar 12, 2011

    Have had the battery pulled out for over an hour put it back in...still only comes on for about 3-4 seconds then shuts itself off again. I also tried pressing

  • Jenn Johnson Mar 12, 2011

    Earlier today the laptop" freaked out"

  • Jenn Johnson Mar 12, 2011

    So basically what you r saying is....I m SCREWED!? It was plugged in, cause I thought the battery was dead. That didn't help. Although for the amount of time that it is on(3-4 seconds) is just like what happens when has dead battery. But as it's trying to turn on the little" Z" lites up (on bottom of screen bezel) as well as the" moon" lites up too. So I figured it was in sleep mode.

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Usually you can press the power button once and it will turn it back on. If that doesn't work then one way would be to pull the battery or press and hold the power button.

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Normally by pressing the power button. If this doesn't work, you may need to do updates from the manufacturer's website.

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  • phi-nom Mar 12, 2011

    So did you say it powers up after shutting it down? If it does, I would go to the manufacturer's website and update all drivers. But if you can't get it to boot up, you may have corrupted the OS and either do a repair or wipe and reinstall.

  • jollywg Mar 12, 2011

    If you dont have the power cable plugged in try that, it could just be a dead battery.

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SOURCE: Hibernate

When Windows opens then -
Open Control Panel - then click on Power Options - Click on Hibernate tab and uncheck Enable Hibernate - Click OK

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

SOURCE: Can't wake up my Thinkpad..

Try this, Remove battery, Remove RAM, wait... 5 mins, replace the RAM, Then, Plug in the Power supply ONLY. Now press and hold the Power Switch. It should come on.. When/if it does, Shut down as normal, and replace the battery and try again... If it doesn't work now with battery, battery is faulty, or too flat to be any good.. Try an 8 hour, or overnight charge. & try again, if still no good, it is a battery problem,. If not. then you have another sort of problem that you will have to troubleshoot.

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SOURCE: My IBM ThinkPad A30 indicate

Usually, it wakes up when you touch a key, or the track-point (mouse). If it still doesn't wake up, you may want to press the power switch ... or hold it (down) for 4 or 5 seconds or so ... but it may (shut-down and) reboot the computer.

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