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Starting a Dell Inspiron E1505 with USB device

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  1. muckmail

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    I am searching for way to power up a Dell Inspiron E1505 without opening the lid.
    I set the Dell to wake up by USB device in Bios. Then I connected it to a USB
    wireless keyboard and mouse. When I tried these devices the computer did not
    come on. Why is my Dell not coming on? Any suggestions on how to make the
    Dell come on without opening the lid?
    Thank you,
     
  2. dai

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    when you close the lid on a laptop it cuts power and sends it into sleep mode

    to restore the power you need to open the lid
     
  3. muckmail

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    So how does the computer know that the lid is closed. Does the latch
    at top of the screen have a switch connected to it.
     
  4. dai

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    yes usually at the bottom of the screen bevel
     
  5. muckmail

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    Its not coming on with the USB device when the lid is open.
    Does the computer have to be in a certain mode to be activated by an USB device?
    Is there a way I can check voltage on a USB drive with a multimeter?
    Thank you,
     
  6. dai

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    it needs to be set in the bios if it is available

    multimeter check google for articles on it
     
  7. muckmail

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    Yes, I set it in bios but I did not have no luck.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    It won't come on if it's fully switched off. Put it into Standby first. Not sure if it will come on with the lid closed though, try it open and closed to find out.
     
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