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Can I Get My Laptop To Work With The Lid Down? Possibly In Hibernation?


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#1 Cackhandedchimp

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:31 PM

Hi!

My laptop is in my bedroom so when I'm downloading a torrent I'd like it to do this when the lid is down/when it's off/when it's making no noise/with the screen off. Is this possible? If it helps I'm using an Acer Aspire 5510.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

In the power settings you will have a choice of what action you want when the lid is down. If you are downloading I would select "Do nothing". Also if you leave that notebook on for an extended lenght of time I would recommend a notebook cooling pad. It will draw the heat away from the computer.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:50 PM

What is a notepad cooling pad? Are they helpful? Were do I get one? I sleep with my laptop as I generally listen to a hypnosis cd to help me sleep and the laptop keeps me nice and warm like an electric blanket. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

It is a device that your notebook would sit on. It has 1 or more fans that draw heat away from your computer. Here is a Google link showing several.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:44 AM

Hi angella

Sounds like a nice cosy arrangement with your laptop, BUT remember that heat is a great killer of computers. In this case, COOL is good.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:07 AM

Thanks for the reply

While I knew heat wasn't good for them (computers in general) I had never heard of a 'cooling mat'. so thanks for the link, although we are going into winter here in Aussie land.

Rob will be please to know that my love affair with my laptop has sadly ended after I almost ran over it with the car last friday. That was something to do with all the spyware, adware and trojans we had picked up the previous day. Is there a standing record for running 'smith fraud fix'.

I love the internet except for this rubbish and the smutty porn. Why can't we all play together nicely?




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