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Laptop can't wake-up from Standby with own keyboard or USB keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by meirionwyllt, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. meirionwyllt

    meirionwyllt Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have an old Time laptop (so getting any drivers/chipsets will be a pain) that I'm using as a Home Theatre PC under my TV. I can wake up from standby with its power button, but not from its keyboard. Also, I can't do this using my Microsoft Wireless Desktop Keyboard, connected via USB (laptop doesn't have any PS2 ports).

    I want to be albe to keep the laptop lid closed at all times and placed above my VCR, so having to open it every time I want to wake from standby is not ideal.

    I've looked at all the APM properties for m/board and keyb but nothing. The BIOS says nothing about power management either.

    Running Win XP SP2

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Mosquito555

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    Hi

    Were u able to do that before? Are u sure that your laptop is set to standby and not to sleep/hibernate mode?
     
  3. meirionwyllt

    meirionwyllt Thread Starter

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    Hi, thanks for your reply.

    No, as far as I know it's never done it - I've only just started using it for this purpose so I've never tried before.

    Yes, this problem occurs in Standby mode.

    cheers
     
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