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Lenovo T61 is suddenly enterning Standby

I have a Lenovo T61 ( 3GB ram, 2,4 Ghz processor, hdd has 2 partitions -> 3 GB free space on C drive and 288 MB free on D drive )

From time to time when the laptop is plugged into the docking station and I am using it , it goes in standby. When I try to wake it up, it goes immediately back in standby ( it is not entering windows ).
I have to repeat the same steps 5 or more times until I am able to work normally.
There is nothing of interest in the Event viewer ( one thing that could help is that when I restart my laptop after standby, the docking station doesn't send any signal to the external monitor )

Thank you in advance !
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
It sounds like it could be overheating. There is usually a coil the fan blows air across to help cool the laptop. I have seen those clogged with dust. Try some canned air to clean it out, but I have had to open the system and remove it to thoroughly clean it.
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hdeliaAuthor Commented:
Yes, you might be right, but I forgot to mention something: when I am playing games which require lots of resources and the computer is burning , it doesn't happen.  I can play these games several hours and the computer doesn't fail.
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
When you have this happen, is the laptop in a different location. Could the vents be blocked at some point?
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hdeliaAuthor Commented:
well, when it goes in standby, the laptop is in the docking station, otherwise it is without the docking station and I don't have any problems with it .
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
Are you sure the docking station is providing appropriate power to the laptop. Have you undocked it and checked the charge on the battery. The other thing is to try it in the dock without the battery.
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hdeliaAuthor Commented:
Yes, the battery was fully charged. 100% . If I am undocking the laptop, I can still use it without the power cable.
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
Since it only happens when it is docked, you could try to delete the "docked profile" and then let it recreate itself. Maybe it is corrupt. With the system undocked, right click on "My Computer" - Hardware - Hardware Profiles. There should be two profiles and one should say "Docked". Highlight it and click delete. Shut down the laptop, dock it, and start it up. This will cause a new profile to be created.
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hdeliaAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for this. I have checked and saw the docked profile. I had a look in the properties and it was saying: the docking state is unknown .. probably you are right about it. I will check it on Tuesday when I will be back at work ( the docking station is there ). I will get back then with an update .
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
Do you have any update on this issue?
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BrianRBCommented:
I am experiencing this exact same scenario. I tried deleting the "Docked" profile but the issue still persists. Do you have any other thoughts?
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