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#1 HelpMePlzAndTy

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:00 AM

Hello, I am the new owner of a hp pavillion entertainment pc that a family member passed onto me. There is this really annoying problem that whenever I close my laptop there is a great chance that it won't come back from sleep mode and the power button just blinks.

I've done my best to search for related topics on the internet but none have really helped to solve this problem...

Is there something I can do to forever rid this problem of this blinking light that forces me to unplug the laptop (if charging) and pop the battery out to actually get it to work again? I have a habbit of doing some work and playing games and I am worried that i might lose my progress because of this annoying problem that has plagued me. And no, never closing my laptop wont solve it.

If anything, the computer likes to overheat, which is why I bought a fan for it. Not sure if the problems are related but... I just really need help on getting rid of this issue...

Thanks for reading and attempting to help

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#2 scollins

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:35 AM

 

Try disabling sleep mode for the lid being closed - goto control panel/power options/choose what closing the lid does..'do nothing' is the preferred option unless you have reason to sleep/hibernate the device.

 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:49 PM

You might also try selecting Hibernate instead of sleep.

 

Another thing to try would be to update the BIOS.



#4 HelpMePlzAndTy

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:06 PM

I'll give a test on the first solution to see if it helps. Thanks for trying to help ^^

I'll give results tomorrow, hopefully. And if that doesn't work. I can try to see how to update the bios...though I don't know how to...

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

The HP's have had an issue with Sleep & Hibernate, since XP Service Pack 3 came out.  All you can do when you are finished doing something, is just do a shut down.  Hibernate does not play well with the majority of systems out there, so it is suggested to just disable.  Sleep only works on certain computers, so it is again a take at your own risk.

 

As for the temps.  There are some HP's, just like Dell's, that have a nasty habit of blowing solder joints, when they start getting too hot.  There was a recall on certain HP laptops a couple of years ago, due to bad solder jobs on the motherboards, which were causing the power plug to overheat and melt the male plug from the cord.






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