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ThinkPad x60s spontaneously enters Standby Mode

Posted on 2009-05-15
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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad x60s running Windows XP. It sporadically enters Standby Mode even in the midst of typing a sentence. Sometimes it happens only once or twice a day, other times it happens in immediate succession. Occassionally it wakes itself up but usually I have to press the power button. I am beyond frustrated and would appreciate any assistance...

This occurs in the ultra dock and out of it, on AC and on battery power. The power settings (both Windows and Thinkvantage) are set to never enter Standby. I bought a new battery (seemed to resolve a prior post) but my problem persists. The machine is not hot at all. I have installed the most recent BIOS, power management software and everything else from the Lenovo support site and all updates from Windows. I noticed the problem after Lenovo replaced the fan under warranty but Lenovo insists that could not cause this problem (and I was busy and cannot swear it never occurred before that).

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Laptop lids usually have a sensor to detect when the laptop is closed and when it is opened. If this is triggering accidentally, it could cause your problem.

You can configure what XP does when your laptop's lid is closed. Go to control panel->power options->advanced->"when i close the lid of my portable computer" and change it to "Do Nothing".

If that is causing the problem, consult lenovo for reasons why the sensor might be tripping without you closing the laptop.
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I can't recreate the problem, so I have to wait ... but so far so good! Thanks for the good idea and I will keep you posted (and hopefully accept your solution). Thanks again.
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Sorry for delay, had a family medical emergency. I might have a screen problem at the same time (still flickers) but standby has stopped. Thanks very much!
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